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...
A block south of Parque Bolívar, you find the Museo Municipal and the municipal library . The archaeology room on the ground floor has...
Museo Nahim Isaias
A few blocks away in the Plaza de Administración building is the Museo Nahim Isaias , which exhibits an excellent collection of...
Serve passable paellas, tortillas and other traditional dishes.
Parque Bolívar information
Guayaquil may be the only city in the world that has land iguanas, some over a meter in length, living downtown. These prehistoric-looking animals, a different species from those found in the Galápagos, are a startling sight in one of Guayaquil's most famous plazas, Parque Bolívar which is also known as Parque Seminario. Around its small ornamental gardens are many of Guayaquil's first-class hotels. On the west side of the park is the cathedral, and a block south you'll find the Museo Municipal and the municipal library. The archaeology room on the ground floor has mainly Inca and pre-Inca ceramics, and several figurines from the oldest culture in Ecuador, the Valdivia (c 3200 BC).