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Las Penas, Guayaquil

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Climb the iconic steps of Las Penas and admire the patchwork of color surrounding you. Typified by its multicolored houses, the neighborhood adds a splash of light to Guayaquil as it blankets Cerro Santa Ana and dips down to the river. Sense the history of Guayaquil's oldest residential neighborhood, which also stands out as the only part of the city not to have been burnt down at some point. You'll feel like you're in a painting as you stop for a coffee at one of the bright houses, many of which have been converted into cafes or bars. Plan to visit Las Penas and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Guayaquil attractions using our Guayaquil online trip itinerary maker.
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  • Nice little shops, homes and restaurants along the walk up the steps. Mix it up and go down a different way for a view of life on the hill.  more »
  • Las Peñas is one of the most touristic places to visit in Guayaquil, it is famous because of its four hundred forty-four stairs, each of it has its number and has many stops till the top. Next to it.....  more »

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