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Las Penas, Guayaquil

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Climb the iconic steps of Las Penas and admire the patchwork of color surrounding you. Typified by its multicolored houses, the neighborhood adds a splash of light to Guayaquil as it blankets Cerro Santa Ana and dips down to the river. Sense the history of Guayaquil's oldest residential neighborhood, which also stands out as the only part of the city not to have been burnt down at some point. You'll feel like you're in a painting as you stop for a coffee at one of the bright houses, many of which have been converted into cafes or bars. With our online itinerary creator, Guayaquil attractions like Las Penas can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Very old quarter of the city, with well-preserved architecture, with houses antguas of wood, bars, galleries and an incredible view of the city and the Guayas River
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  • There are various activities, can wear casual clothes and leave walk, also you can visit a restaurant with live music, or go to a bar and enjoy a beer. Preferred not to visit him in local festivals.
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  • This is the neighborhood where he began the city more than 4 centuries ago. Formed by the old wooden mansions, many fully regenerated, the Guayaquil, side over the Guayas River, the other at the foot of the Hill, with cosy Peñas and bars, ateliers for artists, museums of music, the famous singer Julio Jaramillo, and beer at the precise site where was born the flagship Pilsener of Guayaquil! And from there it flows into the beautiful area regenereda of Puerto Santa Ana, great real estate and hospitality with an abundance of excellent restaurants at the foot of the river. Must-see for up to resident, foreign and national tourists!
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