Malecón El Salado & Rodolfo Baquerizo Moreno Plaza

Malecón El Salado & Rodolfo Baquerizo Moreno Plaza information

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Like its more famous sister development on the Río Guayas to the east, the Malecón El Salado is an attempt to reclaim the city's waterfront for the everyday use of its residents. There are several eateries and cafés in a streamlined modern mall-like building along the estuary and a walkway above.

Previously known as the Guayaquil Park, the large square just south of the Malecón, now called the Rodolfo Baquerizo Moreno Plaza, is dominated by a large modernist structure, and expositions and events are held here periodically. A series of gardens, playgrounds and manicured public walkways, collectively called Parque Lineal, is being constructed on the other side of the waterway just to the north.