Church of San Francisco
Church of La Merced
The Church of La Merced dates from 1938 and has a richly decorated golden altar; the original wooden church built in 1787, like most of...
La Rotonda is one of Guayaquil's more impressive monuments, particularly when illuminated at night. Flanked by small mountains, it...
Museo Nahim Isaias
A few blocks away in the Plaza de Administración building is the Museo Nahim Isaias , which exhibits an excellent collection of...
Las 3 Canastas
The best place for fruit shakes and fruit juices is the surfer-themed Las 3 Canastas , a busy daytime spot with street-side tables.
Av 9 de Octubre · interesting places nearby
Church of San Francisco information
The Church of San Francisco , originally built in the early 18th century, was burnt down in the devastating fire of 1896 that destroyed huge swathes of the city, then reconstructed in 1902 and beautifully restored in the late 1990s. The plaza in front contains Guayaquil’s first public monument, a statue of Vicente Rocafuerte, Ecuador’s first native president, who held office between 1835 and 1839. (Ecuador’s first president, Juan Flores, was a Venezuelan.)