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Guayaquil and the Pacific Coast Sights

Malecón 2000

  • Promenade/Boardwalk
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 06/22/2011

Fodor's Review

Guayaquil's riverfront promenade anchors the city's rebirth. After years of neglect, the 26-block street has been transformed into one of the city's most pleasant attractions. As you stroll along the Río Guayas, you can relax on benches in shady parks or poke into numerous shops, restaurants, the contemporary art museum (MAAC), South America's first IMAX theater, and a planetarium. So open and airy is the complex that the World Health Organization has given the Malecón

one of its "Healthy Public Space" designations. Ample security and gates at the entrance to the complex keep things safe, even late at night. Across the street from El Malecón is the Palacio Municipal, considered the country's best examples of neoclassical architecture. Beside the adjacent Palacio de la Gobernación is Parque Sucre, a sliver of greenery dedicated to war hero Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre.

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Sight Information

Address:

Av. Simón Bolívar between Febres Cordero and Loca, Guayaquil, 090150, Ecuador

Phone:

04-252–4530

Sight Details:

  • 7am–midnight; shops 10–8; artisan market 10–7

Updated 06/22/2011

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