Even travelers who do not frequently spend their vacations exploring a travel destination’s local museums will want to make a stop in at least one of the museums of Guayaquil.  This is because doing so is the best way to get a strong sense of the history and culture of the area.  It is also an inexpensive way of spending a few hours of a vacation, as most of the museums are free to guests and the others are very, very inexpensive.  Besides, getting indoors in one of these beautiful air conditioned museums is an excellent way to beat the heat during the hottest parts of Guayaquil days (see http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g30... for more information on the temperature in the area.)

There are three free museums which are usually enjoyable to visitors.   The Museo Municipal, located at the corner of Pedro Carbo and Sucre is excellent because it offers both history and art exhibits, meeting the interests of a wide range of people.   It is open Tuesday through Saturday from nine in the morning until five at night, throughout the year.    Travelers more interested in art will probably prefer the Religious Art Museum which is located at Pichincha and Ballen.   It is open Tuesday through Friday from nine to five and Saturdays from ten to one.The Museum of Precolumbian Art Carlos Zevallos Menéndez  from Casa de la Cultura Núcleo del Guayas, is one of the most important museums of the city. You can see and learn  about the history  from 10.000 ac. It is located at Pedro Moncayo y 9 de Octubre, 6th floor and open thuesday  to friday from 10h00 until 18h00 and saturday from 09h00 to 15h00.