Cultural Trip to the Capital of Ecuador | Guayaquil

Posted by on June 13, 2013

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The riverside promenade in the commercial capital of Ecuador is a masterpiece of modern architecture that features lush gardens and restaurants everywhere. Nearby the Barrio Las Peñas is one of the oldest bohemian areas of this country that is kept full of galleries, souvenir shops, exhibitions, restaurants and bars. Guayaquil is not only the largest city in Ecuador, but one of the most important ports that exists in Latin America. Furthermore, we are talking about one of the most hot and ideal countries for different businesses. Recently, Guayaquil is undergoing a series of changes in order to become a first class resort with the help of modern architecture and technology.

Guayaquil Museum

Guayaquil Museum

Guayaquil Painted Horse Statue

Guayaquil Painted Horse Statue

In the center of Guayaquil you’ll find destinations like the Malecon 2000 which is a must visit commercial and tourist area for every tourist where you will find monuments, gardens, viewpoints, museums, shopping, bars, restaurants, etc.. The Provisora is the largest building in Guayaquil, the Barrio las Peñas is where after traveling a path of more than three hundred steps you arrive at a viewpoint where we can see the whole city, the Malecón del Salado is ideal for a family day admiring the best of the flora and fauna of Guayaquil and the Rocks is the oldest district of Guayaquil.

Guayaquil Wall Painting

Guayaquil Wall Painting

Guayaquil Malecon 2000

Guayaquil Malecon 2000

Among the main cultural attractions to be found in Guayaquil are the churches, the same as imposing buildings have a unique level of detail. We also have the great forest guard Cerro Blanco who has everything in a complete system for nature trails. During our walk we find a lot of species of animals like the iconic Guayaquil Macaw who is at risk of extinction.

Guayaquil Botanical Gardens

Guayaquil Botanical Gardens

Guayaquil Enveloped in Darkness

Guayaquil Enveloped in Darkness

If we talk about tourism in Guayaquil, we can not ignore the botanical garden of Guayaquil that distributes among it more than fifty acres of a variety of plants and flowers of different species. It is also known as the city of the orchid. Finally, during the evening it’s a great idea to take a stroll through the Guayaquil Historical Park and visit all kinds of restaurants to finish cultural sightseeing with the best of the gastronomy of this city.

Guayaquil nightlife

Guayaquil nightlife

Guayaquil Bridge during the Night

Guayaquil Bridge during the Night

Guayaquil photos: barrybar, juancarlos1969, Emily Bell, Johnny Chunga, Tony Arce, meseontour, Guillermo Alessandri, frank skokoski.

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