Cali can easily keep travelers occupied for a number of days, whether it be sleeping off late nights in salsatecas or wandering the colonial streets of San Antonio. The historic center has a plethora of museums, and the northern neighborhoods of Granada and El PeĂ±on boast upmarket restaurants and boutiques that would not be out of place in Los Angeles or Miami.
Should you find yourself downtown in the Centro of Cali, thereâs a few possible reasons why youâre here. You are either lost, you are trying to find an information center or you are in need of a culture fix. If the latter is true, read on!
A good place to start is the Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura (Ca. 6 and Cra. 6) that stands imposing and yellow in all its Baroque glory.
From here, head to the Museo Religioso y Colonial San Francisco (Cra. 4, 6N-117) to see over 350 pieces of priceless religious works of art held within. Your next stop should be the Museo ArqueolĂłgico La Merced (Cra. 4, 6-59) and then the short stroll over to the Museo de Oro Calima (Ca. 7A, 4-69).
Should you tire of the noise and pollution of the Centro, head toward the river and the north to the Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia.