Cerro Santa Ana, Guayaquil

4.6
Dotted with brightly painted homes, cafes, art galleries, and craft shops, Cerro Santa Ana owes its name to a legendary Spanish treasure hunter who topped the hill with a votive cross to Santa Ana. Follow the winding 444-step stairway to reach the lighthouse on the hilltop, which offers panoramic views of the city and its rivers. At the open-air museum you can see the remains of a 17th-century fortress and cannons, which protected the city from pirate attacks. Other highlights include a bar occupying half of a reconstructed pirate ship, a small chapel, and a naval museum. Arrange to visit Cerro Santa Ana and other attractions in Guayaquil using our Guayaquil road trip planner .
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  • 444 are the steps you will have to go up and then go down to visit the small chapel and appreciate the views from the viewpoint of Cerro Santa Ana. It's worth testing your fitness.
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  • don't miss the evening at the Holy Port Ana, there are plenty of places to dine with family or watch the game of your favorite selection
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