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Parque Centenario, Guayaquil

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Visit Parque Centenario, a green space full of plants, flowers, pathways, and park benches. At 20 hectares (49 acres), it ranks among the biggest parks in the city. Its inauguration in 1920 marked the centenary of Guayaquil's independence. Look for the statue commemorating the founding fathers, which pays tribute to the heroes who liberated the city on October 9, 1820. Using our international travel planner, Guayaquil attractions like Parque Centenario can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • If you position yourself in the center of the city sure find you a full monument of history that they over contains the events of guayaquil's independence, its called la Columna de los Próceres this g...  more »
  • This is a small but interesting park. There are iguanas all over the place, and they're very interesting to watch. Be careful if you walk under the trees, the iguanas tend to hang out on the bigger br...  more »
  • A very nice Park, there are sites where taking pictures that are icons of the Pearl of the Pacific, the city of Guayaquil as such is very beautiful but this park is the greatest contemporary representation
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  • It was a nice park. Funny to find lots of elderly men just chilling, and reading their newspapers. Will love to visit again, and watch the city buzzing in the daytime
  • Center statue surrounded by beautiful tall trees. A nice place for as moments respite.
  • Great fun to see these lizards all around, without a care in the world, just lazing around or munching the grass.......that's a good life to have
  • Fenced all around and safe. Beautiful little park, nice and quiet
  • Big park downtown near metrovida stop. Not much to see here

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Where to stay in Guayaquil

Guayaquil's sprawling layout means its center isn't strictly defined, with accommodations spread throughout several neighborhoods. To enjoy the most iconic Guayaquil setting, stay in the riverside neighborhood of Las Penas. For easy access to public parks and some of the best attractions in Guayaquil, stay in the bustling district of La Bahia. If you want a more suburban experience, look farther north to the neighborhood of Simon Bolivar.
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