Friday, October 8

October 9 - Guayaquil's Independence Day from Spain

Guayaquil was founded on July 25, 1538[1] with the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil (Most Noble and Most Loyal City of St. James of Guayaquil) by Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana. Even before it was founded by the Spanish, it already existed as a native village.

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.

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