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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  • Colorful homes along the 444 stairs up. It’s not that hard, though I saw a kid really panting. The view from the lighthouse at the top is spectacular.  more »
  • The small mountain full of colorful houses is great to take pictures, however, not that safe to wonder around in group or alone.  more »

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