Nahim Isaias, located in the Plaza de Administración building, exhibits more than 2000 pictorial and sculptural works, paintings and artifacts from the…
- Museo Nahim Isaias
- Church of San Francisco
This church, originally built in the early 18th century, burned down in the devastating fire of 1896, which destroyed huge swaths of the city. It was…
- Virgen del Carmen Church
The town's beautifully decorated church, with a white, mint green and gold interior, dates back to 1912, and is worth a look. It's located in the main…
- Iglesia de Santo Domingo
Behind the open-air Teatro Bogotá is the oldest church in Guayaquil. Founded in 1548 and restored in 1938, it’s worth a look.
- Capilla Santa Ana
This tiny church sits atop Cerro Santa Ana. It's worth climbing up here for the magnificent views.
- Jardín Botánico de Guayaquil
Perched on a hillside with magnificent city views, about a half-hour drive north of town near Cerro Colorado, this not-very-well-maintained botanical…
- El Pital
An option for reaching the high forest in and around San Sebastián is to go via El Pital, a community ecotourism project 9km (35 minutes by 4WD) east of…
- Crystal Palace
At the southern end of the malecón stands a handsome steel structure, sometimes called the Mercado Sur. When this Belgian-designed covered market was…
- Torre Morisco
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…
- Tropical Garden
These lush gardens aren't very large, but they're still worth a peek while strolling through the malecón. For a fee, you can enter the gardens, where…
- Church of La Merced
Like many of Guayaquil’s colonial buildings, the original wooden church built in 1787 was destroyed by fire. The current incarnation dates from 1938 and…
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…
- Acuario Valdivia
Acuario Valdivia is an animal rescue center where you can get an up-close look at some of the marine life of Ecuador (sea turtles, penguins, blue footed…
- 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…
- Sucre Monument
This monument commemorates Antonio José de Sucre, the 19th-century general who played a pivotal role in helping Ecuador gain its independence from Spain.
- Yacht Club
A point of reference on the malecón, this club dates back to 1928, and has a permanent meeting spot here.
Machala's three-domed catedral (cathedral) rises high above the Parque Juan Montalvo.
- Town Hall
This building houses key administrative offices for Machala and the surrounding region.
- Church of Santa Teresita
One of the newer churches in the city and a good point of reference.
- Iglesia San Isidro Labrador
Good point of reference opposite Montañita's plaza.