The staircases of Santa Ana Hill bear the name of Ecuadorian hero Diego Noboa y Arteta, who was born in Guayaquil on April 15, 1789 and died on November 3, 1870.
He became the President of Ecuador in 1851 and was part of the Triumvirate of the revolution of March 6, 1845, along with Jose Joaquin de Olmedo and Vicente Ramon Roca.
The staircases are one of the favorite tourist destinations because it has symbolic places of the culture of Guayaquil, besides entertainment places.
It starts at the foot of the hill and end at the top. It is formed by 444 numbered stairs in which the tourists can find squares, roundabouts, museums, a chapel, a lighthouse, art galleries, craft shops, Internet coffee places, bars and restaurants.