- Parque Bolivar Area
Lonely Planet review for Cathedral
On the west side of Parque Bolívar is the cathedral. The original building on this site dates from 1547, but - as is common with most of Guayaquil's original wooden buildings - it burnt down. The present structure was completed in 1948 and renovated in 1978. The front entrance is extremely ornate, but inside it is simple, high-vaulted and modern.