Palacio de Gobierno/ Universidad de las Artes


Near the malecón, this building houses key political and administrative offices in Guayaquil. The original wooden structure was destroyed in the great fire of 1917.

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1. Sucre Monument

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This monument commemorates Antonio José de Sucre, the 19th-century general who played a pivotal role in helping Ecuador gain its independence from Spain.

2. Museo Nahim Isaias

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Nahim Isaias, located in the Plaza de Administración building, exhibits more than 2000 pictorial and sculptural works, paintings and artifacts from the…

3. Palacio Municipal

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Across the street from the malecón is the ornate, gray Palacio Municipal building, home to the Municipal Council and the mayor's office. The elaborate…

4. Yacht Club

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A point of reference on the malecón, this club dates back to 1928, and has a permanent meeting spot here.

5. Torre Morisco

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Where Calle 10 de Agosto hits the malecón you’ll see this famous 30m-high Moorish-style clock tower, which was completed in 1931. It's a memorable sight…

6. Library

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Guayaquil's grand municipal library was founded in 1862 and contains the usual round-up of research volumes – as well as a curious Comiteca, with an…

7. Museo Municipal

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A block south of Parque Bolívar, you’ll find this museum and, on the opposite side of the building, the municipal library. The archaeology room on the…

8. La Rotonda

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Around halfway along the malecón you’ll soon come to one of Guayaquil’s more impressive monuments, particularly when illuminated at night. Flanked by…