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Caicedo Square - Places to go in Cali


Known by two names this is a landmark in the center of Cali surrounded by palm trees and located in front of the Cathedral of San Pedro. Since colonial times and even today this site is used as a park and cultural shows scenario that is so peaceful and the congregation of all sorts of people, hence in colonial times this site was used as a market square . The park's name refers to Joaquin Cayzedo and Leather, the latest military and political participated in governing boards of New Granada before Independence. In turn, Cali honor paid him by placing a bronze statue in the Plaza in 1913.



Besides being considered the heart of Cali, the Park is a reference for tourists who want to experience the culture of Valle del Cauca, since there are mixed odors from the sale of fruits and liquids with the cries of hawkers and emboladores call attention to achieve the attraction of those who enjoy the park also presentations of street performers that are located in the Plaza or take up position in any of the eight trails that branch from the center of the place.



The area is the building Otero, declared a National Monument in 1977 to be considered an architectural gem of the city that was rebuilt in 2009 after the abandonment, noise and street traffic invading race 12 with 5, the center of Cali also erected where bank headquarters, the courthouse and Hotel Europa which had headquarters in the building for some years Otero.



The trails offer new routes to tourists that lead to type constructs predominantly French Republican or even in the center of Cali and combine with the commercial and administrative activities of the city are concentrated there as the center town.

Location: Entre la Calle 12 y 13 con Carrera 4 y 5


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