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Guayaquil Historic Center #1

 

Go over Simon Bolivar Pier and enjoy of:

 

·         Its big group of sculptures with a length of 2.5 km

·         You can do your shopping in the Malecon 2000 mall

·         Visit the craft market located in the south wing, next to the renewed South Market (Cristal Palace)

·         The beautiful gardens and fountains

·         The exercises zone and the Safari Park for the kids.

 

While you are on the Simon Bolivar Pier you can make lots of activities as:

• ADMIRE GUAYAQUIL FROM THE TOP OF THE FERRIS WHEEL "LA PERLA"

The Ferris Wheel "La Perla", offers an entertaining ride for tourists, who can admire the city from the top. With 57 meters high it is the highest wheel of South America, and is located in the northern part of the Simon Bolivar Pier. The wheel completes its journey in 12 minutes.

ADDRESS: Simon Bolivar Pier
HOURS: Sunday to Thursday, from 10 h 00 to 22 h:00, and on Fridays and Saturdays, from 10 h 00 to 24 h 00
COST: Monday-Friday $3.50. Saturday and Sunday $5. Seniors and disabled persons pay the half.

 

Rides for the Guayas River on board of the Henry Morgan boat.

o    ADDRESS: Simon Bolivar Pier, at the same level of Sucre’s Street pier.

o    SCHEDULES: 12h30, 14h00, 16h00, 18h00, 19h30 y 21h30.

o    COST: Adult $7,00; Children and Seniors $5,00. Infants: Free Admission.

o    LENGTH: 2 hours

 

 

RIDES FOR THE  GUAYAS RIVER ON FIBER BOATS.

 

oADDRESS: Simon Bolivar Pier, Marine Yatch Club

oSCHEDULES: From 09h00

oCOST: Adult $4,00; Children, Seniors and handicapped $2,50.

oLength: 40 minutes.

oCONTACT:  Cancique Tumbala, telephone 0996442143 – 0997548383

oWEB SITE: www.caciquetumbala.com

      

·         TRAVEL THE CITY IN GUAYAQUIL VISION BUS

o    SCHEDULES: 10h40, 13h40, 15h30, 17h20, 19h10.

o    COST: $6,00 Adults; $4,00 Seniors, handicap y children.

o    LENGHT: 1 hour.

o     BUS STOP: Olmedo Plan at  Simón Bolivar Pier,  close to Unión Club; Rotonda Hemicycle  at Simón Bolívar Pier and  9 de Octubre Boulevard.

 

·         VISIT THE MUSEUMS LOCATED IN THE SIMON BOLIVAR PIER
 

·    Miniature Museum “Guayaquil in the History”

o    ADDRESS: Simón Bolivar Pier, next to Loja street , under the Malecon Cinema.

o    SCHEDULES: Tuesday thru Sunday from 09h00 to 13h30 and from 16h00 to 20h00

o    COST: Free Admission.

·   ANTROPOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND CONTEMPORARY ART (MAAC)

·         ADDRESS: Simón Bolívar Pier, close to Loja street

·         SCHEDULES: Monday thru Friday from  08h30 to 16h30; Saturdays and Sundays from 09h00 to 17h00.

COST: Free Admission. 

·         ENJOY A MOVIE OR A DOCUMENTARY IN THE MALECON CINEMA

o    ADDRESS: Simón Bolivar Pier, close to  Loja Street.

o    Visit the web page  http://cinemamalecon.com/cine/, to know the schedules. costs and movie listings, you can also buy the tickets ONLINE.

Gastronomy:

If you wonder what you can eat, the Simon Bolivar has a lot of restaurants on its 2.5 km; a food court with the Guayas river view located by the Malecon Cinema.  If you like to visit some of the “huecas” that were declared “ Guayaquil Gastronomic Destination” a few meters from  the pier you will find:

·   Frutabar

o    Address: Malecón Simón Bolivar av. and  Imbabura

·   Corozo el verdadero

o    Address: Pedro Carbo av. 103 and roca Street.

·   La culata

o    Address:  General Córdova av. and  Mendiburo street.

·   Amador restaurant

o    Address:  Luis Urdaneta Street  and  Rocafuerte av.

·   El Mesón de don suco

o    Address:  General Córdova av. 547 and  Mendiburo street

·   La Barca Azul

o    Address:  Panamá av.  201 y  roca street

·   Costillas y Empanada de Nico

o    Address:  p. Icaza Street and  General Córdova av.

·   Picantería don juan #2

o    Address: Gral. Córdova av.700 and Luis Urdaneta street

·   Rincón del Café

o    Address: Eloy Alfaro Street and  Capitán Nájera

·   Cevicheria Rosita

o    Address: Capitán Nájera Street between  Chile y Eloy Alfaro street.

 

Visit Santa Ana Hill, Las Peñas neighborhood and Santa Ana Port:

Address: Sargento Morán de Buitrón, Santa Ana Hill
Three landmarks, located so close from each other, offer lots of activities to do.

  Santa Ana Hill

The Diego Noboa y Arteta  stairways with  444 stairs offer several resting zones that allow people to enjoy of a beautiful view of the city. It also has different restaurants, bars and food bars.

Inside the  Santa Ana Hill you will be able to visit the following places: Busto Diego Noboa

·         The Hill Fountain

·          Santiago´s sword

·          Santa Ana’S Nautical Museum El Fortin

·         Symbols Square

·         The Lighthouse

·          Santa Ana Hill’s Chapel
 

·         La Planchada El Fortin
 

·          Las Peñas Neighborhood

An historic neighborhood, a world wide  known. The patrimonial house facades , that transport the visitors to the colonial times. The walkthrough by this neighborhood and its cobblestone paviment, Numa Pompilio Llona,  include beautiful art galleries and bars.

 Santa Ana Port

Walking by Numa Pompilio Llona, you will arrive to  Santa Ana Port where you will have an extensive view of Guatyas river. You will also have the option to visit 3 museums located in the Astillero building, free admission and  with the following schedule:Wednesday thru Saturday 10h00 to 13h00; 14h00 to 17h00 and  Sunday 10h00 to 15h00.

o   SHIPYARD TEAM MUSEAUM: BARCELONA AND EMELEC

These museums pay tribute to Guayaquil’s most popular  sporting clubs and soccer teams.
ADDRESS: Astillero Building 1st floor.

o   POPULAR MUSIC MUSEUM “JULIO JARAMILLO LAURIDO”

This museum, primarly composed by singers and their families donations, overview of more tan a century of outstanding authors history.
ADDRESS: Astillero Building 2nd  floor.

o   Beer Museum

This museum is located where the National Brewery  operated from 1887 and narrates the 10.000 years of beer history in the world and the 100 years of Guayaquil´s beer history.
ADDRESS: Astillero Building  2nd floor.

·         SANTO DOMINGO CHURCH

Few meters away from the Santa Ana Hill´s  stairways, you will find the first church built  in this city. This church has a high touristic since is the first to have the only cross built on that time, same as its adobe wall and the only one to keep the exterior cross.

Photo gallery: 
Malecón Simón Bolívar
Juegos Infantiles del Malecón Simón Bolívar
Guayaquil Visión
Barco Pirata Morgan
Mercado Artesanal del Malecón Simón Bolívar
El Faro en el Cerro Santa Ana
Corozo el Verdadero
La Culata
El Mesón de Don Suco