On October 9, 1820, a group of civilians, supported by soldiers from the "Granaderos de Reserva", a battalion quartered in Guayaquil, overwhelmed the resistance of the Royalist guards and arrested the Spanish authorities. Guayaquil declared independence from Spain, becoming Provincia Libre de Guayaquil. -source: Wikipedia
For the past 24 years Guayaquil has been our home. See below a short video slide-show of some of the historical parts of the city.