Museums and Historic Sites

Cerro Santa Ana

Cerro Santa Ana is the place where Guayaquil was born, back in the 16th century in the decades from 1540 to 1550, when the Spaniard Diego de Urbina resettled the city on the slopes of what was called Cerrito Verde or Cerrito de la Culata, which next to the Cerro del Carmen they formed an image similar to a saddle, which is why the city was called "the city of the gineta chair".  

Diego Noboa and Arteta Escobar 444 | Distance from the hotel: 6,00 km

Cerro del Carmen

The story tells that in 1541, in the sketch of Dionisio Alcedo and Herrera the existence of three hills was pointed out: Santa Ana, San Cristóbal and San Lázaro, today called Cerro del Carmen. In the latter the general cemetery was developed, evoking the biblical passage of the resurrection of San Lázaro, on whose summit the image of the Christ was placed by the Spanish sculptor Juan Ávalos. In addition to the idea of ​​remembering the way to the crucifixion, in the ascension of Christ to Golgotha, steps were placed on the sides, leading to the monument, bas-reliefs alluding to the passion of Christ.

Avenue Julián Coronel and street Loja | Distance from the hotel: 6,8 km

Barrio Las Peñas

Its architectural style of the early twentieth century with its beautiful wooden houses, which reflect the development of the wood industry, classic of the city; its colorful and romantic aspect of narrow, cobbled streets; its dreamy natural landscape for being located on the hill and facing the river and its bohemian atmosphere.

Numa Pompilio Llona, ​​Cerro Santa Ana | Distance from the hotel: 6,7 km

Diego Noboa Stairway

Cerro Santa Ana, site where the city was settled in the 16th century between 1540 and 1550, is one of the most important tourist attractions of the city. In a route of 444 steps down the "Diego Noboa" staircase, you will find bars, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, cybercafes and craft shops. In addition, the place is equipped with small squares and green areas for recreation and rest.

Numa Pompilio Llona, ​​Cerro Santa Ana | Distance from the hotel: 6,7 km

Museo del Bombero "Cnel. Félix Luque Plata"

The museum has its historical importance and identity with Guayaquil, because this city has a history of several fires that destroyed the city on several occasions, being the firemen, the heroes who came to the aid of its inhabitants.

Callejón Gral. Cornelio E. Vernaza y avenida Malecón Simón Bolívar | Distance from hotel: 6,6 km


Beer Museum

The museum of 70 square meters, features the 10,000 years of beer history in the world and more than 100 years of this drink in Guayaquil, which is an icon product of the culture and life of Guayaquil, which transformed its working life, not only because it changed the habit of consuming imported drinks but created work places.

Puerto Santa Ana, Edificio Astillero #3 | Distance from the hotel: 6,00 km

Anthropological Museum of Contemporary Art 

Also known by its acronym MAAC, it is part of the Simón Bolívar Cultural Center, inaugurated on July 30, 2003. The objective of this museum is to reinforce the institutional cultural heritage of the city with collections from the aboriginal and modern eras.  It is a place rich in art and culture that exposes the ancestral wealth of the Pre-Columbian era of Ecuador.  The exhibition includes a collection of 50,000 Ecuadorian native archaeological pieces from the pre-Columbian era of the Ecuadorian coast between 8,000 BC. and the 1,400 AD. In addition to another collection with more than 3,400 modern works of art.

Malecón Simón Bolívar, by Loja Street | Distance from the hotel: 6.3 km

Municipal Museum of Guayaquil 

The Municipal Museum of Guayaquil is a museum of Ecuador dedicated to the archaeological pieces, objects and historical articles related to the history of Guayaquil. It is considered the most important in the city and one of the best in the country.  The museum presents varied exhibitions: archaeological with approximately 2,000 objects belonging to pre-Columbian cultures of the coast and the mountains, collections of art and objects of the colony such as paintings, portraits, coins, medals, etc.

Sucre Street between Chile Avenue and Pedro Carbo Avenue | Distance from the hotel: 6,7 km