Shopping, restaurants or a simple stroll leads you to this bustling street
The street that is alive at any hour
The Boulevard Nueve de Octubre is to Guayaquil what Fifth Avenue is to New York, but on a smaller scale. The main artery of the city, a tribute to the Revolution of the 9th October 1820, has an original design of arcades that span from the Malecón 2000 to the Malecón del Estero Salado and are only interrupted by the plaza del Centenario. You will find on this avenue the main embassies, restaurants and luxury hotels, banks and shopping centres which make it a point of reference for businesses and organisations in the city. In addition, in between shopping and more shopping you can take the opportunity to visit the museums that are scattered along the street, like the Museo Presley Norton or the Casa de Cultura. The architecture of the beginning of the 20th century in pastel colours border this tree-lined avenue like a reminder of times gone by: if you ignore the traffic and the well-known brands in the shop windows, you could have travelled back to the old Guayaquil.
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