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“Parque Historico is a relaxing way to spend 1-2 hours”

Parque Historico Guayaquil
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$30.00*
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Guayaquil Historical Park Tour
Ranked #2 of 88 things to do in Guayaquil
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: It includes 8 hectares divided in three zones: Wild Life, Traditions and Urban - architectural, where the nature, rural and urban aspects are brought together in one concept: encouraging the environment preservation, rescue and promotion of our customs.
new orleans
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Parque Historico is a relaxing way to spend 1-2 hours”
Reviewed October 6, 2012

More of an ecological preserve than a historical park, this was a lovely way to spend a couple of hours in the city. There is no charge for admission, and we heard there would be english speaking guides, but none were available when we were there. The park is very well maintained and extremely clean, and appeared to be handicapped accessible. The signs describing the flora and fauna are in english and spanish. Following the map and reading the signs, we had no difficulty on the nature trail. We would have appreciated more signs describing the history of some of the buildings, but all the signs were in spanish, and while the building guides were extremely friendly, they spoke only spanish. They had period costumes on, and I would have liked to know a bit more about what they represented.

Visited October 2012
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portland, or
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“WOW!”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

You have to see this place if you have a couple hours to spare, and you are in the area. It is a mind boggling display of plants, ecosystems, and animals. The park is free, and they employ park guides who are happy to show you the details the park has to offer. The guide we had was fabulous. We were so glad we used the guide, as he pointed out soooooo many things we would have missed on our own. Truly an inspirational park and fantastic couple hours spent wandering around in Eden.

Visited August 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Fun day with a good atmosphere and variety.”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

I went to Parque Historico with some friends and we had a great time. Nice walk in a cool natural forest environment and saw a bunch of animals. After the nature section, you come to the cultural/historical section and can learn about Guayaquil's history. It was a tame trip, not very exciting but it was nice and we all enjoyed it. Plus it was free!
We also ate lunch there and it was delicious and inexpensive.

Visited May 2012
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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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7 reviews
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“An Escape”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Was really nice to get out of the buzz of the city. For free admission, the park provides a lovely wander along a boardwalk with plenty of animals up close and photogenic! Not too much on the history front, but friendly and beautiful, and a few amazing 1800's buildings that were completely taken apart and reconstructed in the Parque Historico.

Visited August 2012
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Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
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“Nature, Culture and Great Atmosphere in the Same Place”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

Great to see good examples of Coastal Nature and Culture in a safe and well presented park very close to Guayaquil at Samborondon Neighbourhood which also allows to see other side of the City!

Visited August 2012
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