Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Cali, Colombia


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 10 sights
Distance 4.2 km
Ascend 209 m
Descend 176 m

Explore Cali in Colombia with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Activities in CaliIndividual Sights in Cali

Sight 1: Monumento a Joaquín de Cayzedo y Cuero

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The Monument to Joaquín de Cayzedo y Cuero is a pedestrian monument in honor of the Valle del Cauca hero Joaquín de Cayzedo y Cuero, 2nd president of the Confederated Cities of Valle del Cauca shot in 1816 by royalist troops during the historical stage of the reconquest of Colombia.

Wikipedia: Monumento_a_Joaquín_de_Cayzedo_y_Cuero (ES)

200 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Teatro Jorge Isaacs

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The Jorge Isaacs Theatre is a theatre built in 1931 and declared a national monument in 1984. It is located in the historic center of the city of Santiago de Cali, in front of the Ortiz Bridge and Los Poetas Park, and adjacent to the Ermita Church.

Wikipedia: Teatro Jorge Isaacs (ES)

192 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 3: La Ermita

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La Ermita

La Ermita Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. It was originally a straw building from the beginning of the seventeenth century, established near the Cali River and dedicated to Our Lady of Solitude and the Lord of the Sugarcane.

Wikipedia: Iglesia la Ermita (Cali) (ES)

132 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Vestigios antiguo Puente Ortiz

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The Ortiz Bridge is a bridge and national monument. located in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. It is located in the center of the city and was the first to be built on the Cali River. The engineer of the work was the Franciscan friar Fray José Ignacio Ortiz, a native of Candelaria, who was an amateur engineer.

Wikipedia: Puente_Ortiz (ES)

234 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 5: Monumento a Simón Bolívar

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The Simón Bolívar Monument is a pedestrian monument located in the city of Santiago de Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca.

Wikipedia: Monumento_a_Simón_Bolívar_(Cali) (ES)

455 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 6: Monumento a Jorge Isaacs

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The Monument to Mary, also known as the Monument to George Isaacs, is a monument in homage to the novel Mary and its author, George Isaacs.

Wikipedia: Monumento a Jorge Isaacs (ES)

1188 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 7: El Gato del Río

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El Gato del Río Juan Espinosa / CC BY-SA 2.0

El Gato del Río is a sculpture by Colombian artist Hernando Tejada. The sculpture was inaugurated on July 3, 1996 and is located on the side of the Cali River in Cali, Colombia. Over time, it has turned into a famous landmark of the city along with the monument to Sebastián de Belalcázar and Cristo Rey.

Wikipedia: El Gato del Río (EN)

719 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 8: Capilla de San Antonio

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The Chapel of San Antonio is of the Baroque type, located on the Hill of San Antonio in Santiago de Cali, Colombia. In the 15th century, Santiago de Cali had less than 5,000 inhabitants.

Wikipedia: Capilla de San Antonio (Cali) (ES)

632 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 9: Monumento a Sebastian de Belalcazar

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Monumento a Sebastian de Belalcazar Reg Natarajan / CC BY 2.0

The monument to Sebastián de Belalcázar is located in Santiago de Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca, Colombia. The Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar founded the city on June 25, 1536. It is one of the most iconic monuments in the city.

Wikipedia: Monumento_a_Sebastián_de_Belalcázar (ES)

404 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: Caliwood

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The Caliwood Museum is a technological museum located in western Santiago de Cali, near the Rio Gato and the Museum of Modern Art La Tertulia and the diagonal of the Western National Book and the Branch Art Gallery. The institution is notable for its emblematic collection of film, photographic and phonographic apparatus that preferably show the evolution of film and exhibition equipment used in Colombia, in the world and especially in the south western region of the country, equipment and apparatus that maintained their character as analogues until the early 1980s.

Wikipedia: Caliwood (ES), Website


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