The third largest city in Colombia, Santiago de Cali is the capital of the department of Valle del Cauca and is a city that enjoys a warm climate, as well as being known for its exciting salsa and warm hospitality due to its friendly and good-natured citizens. In the afternoon, half day visit to the most important historic and cultural sights in the city such as the Enrique Buenaventura Municipal Theatre, built in the XIX century and known as being of a creole yet classic design with a capacity for 1200 spectators; the Proartes House; the Cultural Center; the Calima Gold Museum, known for its fine golden ceremonial ornaments created by the Calima people in pre-Hispanic times; and finally up the mountain to a viewpoint in Cali’s historical San Antonio district to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city and visit the nearby antique church of the same name. The San Antonio Church houses some well preserved and interesting artwork and wooden sculptures from the Escuela de Quito. The visit continues on to the Sebastián de Belalcázar Church and La Ermita Church.

Other interesting sights in the city are included such as the architectural complex of “La Merced”, the first construction in the city; the Plazoleta de San Francisco, striking with its Mudejar style tower; the Plaza de Caycedo, the city’s main square; La Tertulia Museum; and the monument to Cristo Rey on the Cerro los Cristales.

DURATION: Approximately five hours.