Bust to Captain Arturo Pratt

Busto al General Arturo Prat



The city’s port condition started the idea of an American brotherhood, symbolized through the creation of monuments to highlight important personalities of sister cities. The Municipality of that time requested the foreign embassies to donate such monuments. This custom has remained, and in 2003 the Government of Chile, his Navy Fleet and his people, according to the plaque, donated the Monument to Guayaquil  “as a testimony of their lasting friendship.”


Captain Arturo Pratt is the greatest navy hero of Chile, a man who gave his life for the country in glorious battle during the conflicts that took place in the Rada de Iquique on May 21, 1879.

Simon Bolivar Pier, next to Padre Aguirre Street.
Pedro Carbo