Hemiciclo de la Rotonda
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pfefmeister
San Francisco, CA4,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This seems to be the main entrance to the Malecon, so you won’t miss the statue of great historical significance framed by a stone rotunda. The entire Malecon is fenced off, with entry points scattered along the way. We assume it gets locked up at night. Have your picture taken in front of the Guayaquil letters with the statue in the background.
Written February 19, 2020
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ITRT
Virginia44,714 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Near the main entrance of the Malecón 2000, a boardwalk overlooking the Guayas River, is the Rotunda, a monument honoring two individuals who played a major role in Guayaquil’s history. The statue is the exact place where two revolutionary generals , General Simon Bolivar from Venezuela and Argentine General San Martin, met to finds ways to free South American territories from Spanish rule. These two men were leaders of the independence movement in 1822. The statue in the center of the rotunda depicts the two men shaking hands. The flags around the monument represent the flags of the South American countries they freed. Unfortunately, we did not get out of the tour van as this was only a photo opportunity on the itinerary. 4 stars because we did not get out of the vehicle to view it up close.
Written March 11, 2024
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Steve L
Lorain, OH51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Couples
This monument is impressive and commemorates the only meeting between the two most famous liberators of South America, Bolivar and San Martin.

I first saw this monument in 1974 and believed that it had been around for a hundred years or more. Only recently did I find out that it was erected in 1973, just a year before I first saw it.

This is part of Malecon 2000 and the presentation is dignified and impressive.
Written January 19, 2017
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rrivadeneira
Guayaquil, Ecuador91 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017
i know it's a bit harsh to say it's just a monument! history is a little bit tricky with this particular story about the meeting of bolivar and san martin, and what it really signified for the country.

it is best to see this site while walking around the malecón, and take a picture while your at it, just don't ask anyone to hold your camera.

if you want come history out of the monument itself your out of luck, not much information is available near the statues.

the monument does offer a neat trick for kids of all ages. you can actually have a conversation with someone from your group, while standing on opposite sides. try leaning from the farthest side of the monument, and have a friend or family member stand on the other side and try to have a conversation. you'll be able to hear each other quite clearly.

quick tip: don't spend your money booking a tour to this monument.
Written April 13, 2017
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JOEL C
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
Within Malecón 2000, just in the center, is a historic icon that represents the city of Guayaquil, this is the "Hemicilo de la Rotonda", There, you will find a monument that was created to commemorate the famous "Entrevista de Bolivar y San Martin " event in which the liberators Simon Bolivar's Gran Colombia and Jose de San Martin of Peru had a meeting in the city on July 26, 1822, in order to decide the future of the Free Guayaquil Province and South American independence.
This event fills us with pride, to each Guayaquileans and Ecuadorians, for that reason this place has become one of the main tourists and representative places of the city, if you come to the city of Guayaquil, this place has to be within your first tourist places to visit.
Written June 28, 2016
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL21,653 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Couples
We really liked the beautifully design Rotunda, as it had character, charm, and right on the river. Sadly though, we weren't able to go near it due to covid and it being closed...
Written January 19, 2021
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EDWARD E
NEW HOPE327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a beautiful sculpture right by a community park. It is well lit at night and is a gathering place for locals.
Written December 18, 2017
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Jarko2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,732 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
Right on the junction of Avenue 9 October and the Malecon boulevard, this quite imposing memorial is a good photo op and at night is well lit to attract the cameras.
Written June 30, 2017
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sophia27
Colchester, UK825 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
A monument on the waterfront. Easy walk along the river front to get here so you can see it as you enjoy the waterside prom.
Written April 15, 2017
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WMazuera
Mississauga, Canada242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
Right in the centre of el Malecon is this beautiful monument paying homage to Simon Bolivar and San Martin, 2 great heroes in South American history
Written March 10, 2017
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