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Las Peñas is the oldest and most pleasant part of Guayaquil, the largest city in Ecuador. A popular neighbourhood packed with traditional colourful houses, restaurants, shops and cafés. It lies at the end of the famous Malecón 2000 boulevard, on the bank of the Río Guayas. Charming family-run restaurants fill the narrow paved streets. Home to many artists, the neighbourhood is a magnet for art lovers.
Las Peñas was founded centuries ago, but has burned down several times. That is why the oldest houses date back to only 100 years ago. The architecture looks much older as many constructions were rebuilt in the style of the 18th- and 19th-century houses. The neighbourhood has been home to many illustrious residents, including Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara and President Francisco Robles.
“Choose from a variety of musical styles, great cocktails and trendy bands.”