We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (47)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“clock tower”(9 reviews)
“moorish”(5 reviews)
“history”(6 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Avenida Malecon Simon Bolivar y Calle 10 de Agosto, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
Ways to Experience Torre Morisca
from USD 72.50
More Info
Reviews (104)
Filter reviews
24 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews clock tower moorish history malecon photos monument
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 24 reviews
Reviewed 15 March 2018

A walk along the Malecon on just keeps on giving. The Torre Morisca is a Moorish Clock tower built in the 1930’s to house the first public clock, purchased from Europe in 1842, original located a top of the Colonial City Hall.

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 25 February 2018

We climbed to the clock level and saw the innerworkings of the clock which were quite interesting. The view was wonderful.

Thank barbarabdavis
Reviewed 20 February 2018

Not sure what this tower is or what its significance is, but it is a romantic highlight on the Malecon 2000 and something that will make you stop and what to know more about it. I don't think you can go in, but it might...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Very interesting to see for yourself the old clock's mechanism and the much-needed community service it gave when people did not have watches or were not synchronized.

1  Thank EliasAntonio6
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This is a relatively small tower that you'll find on the esplanade of Malecon, slightly obscured by trees. At night, it's beautifully lit and even in the daytime, is worth seeking out as a good spot for some nice photos.

3  Thank Jarko2015
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Another monument along the Malecon 2000 worth a visit both during the daytime and in the eve; they have it lit up during the eve and its pretty cool to see.

1  Thank Gene H
Reviewed 8 June 2017

The tower is actually a multisided clock tower. It seemed strange to see such a strong Moorish presence in South America. Don't need a lot of time here, photo op and move on.

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

This free attraction is located at Malecón. You are able to climb to the top and see the workings of this old clock tower as well as get some good views. You must visit this and Malecón while in Guayaquil!

1  Thank Gerryp84
Reviewed 4 May 2017

As you walk along the Malecon, you will come to this clock tower that has a long history. I first saw it in 1974 and it hasn't changed much, except that the clock has now been fixed so the time is now accurate more than...More

Thank Steve L
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you take a walk along the riverside you will pass this monument and some others too. Nice river prom to enjoy a cool breeze.

Thank sophia27
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 64 nearby hotels
Continental Hotel
949 reviews
.23 km away
Hotel Rizzo
32 reviews
.28 km away
Unipark by Oro Verde Hotels
1,561 reviews
.30 km away
Hotel Doral
63 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 579 nearby restaurants
Sweet & Coffee
1,364 reviews
.39 km away
La Canoa
1,523 reviews
.24 km away
El mono goloso
116 reviews
.82 km away
El Fortin
169 reviews
.23 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 187 nearby attractions
Malecon 2000
3,380 reviews
.63 km away
Iglesia San Francisco
171 reviews
.42 km away
Hemiciclo de la Rotonda
252 reviews
.38 km away
Captain Morgan's Pirate Ship
247 reviews
.25 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Torre Morisca staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines