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Artisan Park Hill of the Cross (Loma de la Cruz)- Places to go in Cali


This natural area is located northwest of the city and is home to stories immemorial. Today is a site for recreation, tourism and culture accompanying Cali with its pleasant climate and artistic activities as air cinema, Andean music and bringing craft shows artisans of Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.



La Loma de la Cruz has become a space for social interaction also encounter various social groups such as the LGBT community, rock bands and other urban tribes seeking spaces for its manifestation.
In principle this space was created by Crafts of Colombia as a private place for the operation of the company to arrange the sale of the artisans, however in the 90s the company closes and gives the ground for mayor of Cali, entity decides to open it to the public and make it available for public entertainment.



The park is recognized by the cross of bricks placed Franciscan mission in honor of a pair of slaves who underwent punishment for having affairs and marry in secret. After the couple died punishment and not receive a proper burial, their souls wandered for years in the park until the Franciscans put the cross there.



Like any myth also exists another version has it that a slave was unjustly hanged for murder there, popular stories relate that at night you could also see the hand of justice to heaven crying slave.


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