Museo de los Equipos del Astillero


A photo- and trophy-filled tribute to Guayaquil's great rival soccer teams, Barcelona and Emelec, this museum is divided neatly into two colors: the yellow side for Barcelona and the blue for Emelec.

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2. Lighthouse


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3. Fortín del Cerro

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This hilltop fort played a critical role in defending the city against pirate attacks during Guayaquil's early days. The cannons are sometimes fired…

4. Cerro Santa Ana

0.11 MILES

One of Guayaquil's most iconic sights is this hillside enclave, which is dotted with brightly painted homes, cafes, bars and souvenir shops. Follow the…

5. Capilla Santa Ana

0.15 MILES

This tiny church sits atop Cerro Santa Ana. It's worth climbing up here for the magnificent views.

6. Numa Pompilio Llona

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This historic street, named after the well-known guayaquileño poet (1832–1907), begins at the northern end of the malecón, to the right of the stairs that…

8. Iglesia de Santo Domingo

0.26 MILES

Behind the open-air Teatro Bogotá is the oldest church in Guayaquil. Founded in 1548 and restored in 1938, it’s worth a look.