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Parque Seminario
Parque Seminario

Parque Seminario

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Chimborazo, Guayaquil 090313, Ecuador
http://www.guayaquilesmidestino.com/en/squares-and-parks/downtown/seminario-park
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Parque Seminario or Parque de Las Iguanas (Iguana Park), as it is better known, is the city center residence to some of Guayaquil's most unique residents. Teaming with large iguanas, some of which ... Read more
approach 5 feet in length, the park is a popular midtown attraction. The park's reptilian occupants are quite docile, and visitors are able to feed them slices of mangoes sold by local vendors. The well-kept green space of the park also features a pond filled with colorful tilapia, as well as an imposing equestrian statue of the city's liberator, Simón Bolívar.

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Kingston, Canada

This is a rather scary place to go if you are a Chicken or are not overly found of iguanas. They are everywhere; literally hanging from the trees. Someone told me that they are vegetarians. I didn't believe them.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Right across the Cathedral, Parque Seminario is the oldest park in Guayaquil. It's a city park, yet it is crawling with prehistoric-looking lizards, green, striped and gnarled, ranging free to the delight of tourists and Ecuadorian children alike. Guayaquil is a crowded urban center, so it is oddly satisfying to find wild creatures living and breeding successfully right amongst the tall buildings and busy streets.

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Frederick, Maryland, USA
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Imagine the surprise, you're walking through the heavily urbanized downtown district of Guayaquil and relieved to see the greenery of a small city park, when suddenly you notice it is swarming with giant lizards! For me, this was one of those rare occasions when I was glad I didn't know about this place in advance because it was such a crazy thing to just stumble upon! There are very large iguanas sprawled everywhere throughout this park. The lazy giants are used to human presence, so just lounge about like they own the place (and they do...). The park itself is also a rather nice green spot that breaks up Guayaquil's otherwise dark financial district. It's well cared for, lush, and has a nice statue and pond. In no other city of the world can I imagine suggesting you go see a small urban park - but this one is rather special and one of Guayaquil's unique highlights.

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Local from Guayaquil

Pequeño parque cerca del malecón donde tienes más interacción con iguanas y tortugas que en el zoo. Clásico en tu recorrido del centro de la ciudad.

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