Seminario Park is also known as the Iguana Park, since dozens of iguanas live in its ornate gardens. According to the tourists they give a prehistoric and natural ambiance to the Park. The reptiles that measure up to 1 meter in length are the main attraction of the Park and mingle amiably among the people.
Las Peñas Neighborhood
The Barrio Las Peñas located at the foot of the Santa Ana hill is an area of the city with a coastal colonial architecture. It was destroyed and reconstructed several times as a consequence of fires, in particular the great fire of 1896. It has only one street called Numa Pompilio LLona in honor of a famous Ecuadorian man of letters. This street starts at the Planchada which was the place from which the city was defended and ends at the old installations of the Brewery, one of the Guayaquil’s first industries.
Malecón Simón Bolívar
Malecón 2000 is the name given to boardwalk overlooking the Guayas River in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil. An urban renewal project focusing on the old Simón Bolívar boardwalk, it stands along the west shore of the river for an approximate length of 2.5 km. Several of the greatest historical monuments in the history of Guayaquil can be seen along its length, as well as museums, gardens, fountains, shopping malls, restaurants, bars, food courts, and the first IMAX theater in South America.
La Perla is located in the Simon Bolivar Pier, a renovated space in the downtown of the city, close to the Guayas river and near to the Cerro Santa Ana, one of the more iconic and emblematic sectors of the city.
The building covers a block and has two floors that are divided in cubicles. It comprises 250 commercial shops and basic services for the merchants and visitors. There are workshops specialized in jewelry, luggage, clockwork and products made of leather, wood, textiles, toquilla straw, steel, copper, silver, among others.