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. Plan to visit Las Penas and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guayaquil attractions using our Guayaquil online trip itinerary maker .
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  • Very niece and safe corner of the city. Be sure to go all the way up to the top of the light. You can buy water at every corner  more »
  • If you visit Guayaquil, a must-see is the traditional Barrio de Las Peñas. Historically it is the place where the definitive settlement of present-day Guayaquil began, which was actually founded many kilometers away and many more meters high, at the beginning of the Ecuadorian mountain range. It is also a neighborhood where for many years the cream and cream of the artistic class was concentrated: musicians, painters, sculptors, writers... It is also the northern end of the Malecon 2000 and the place of settlement of several night life entertainment centers.
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  • Excellent for sightseeing and eating. The pubs are well priced. Beautiful view once at the top the light house view is spectacular.  more »
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