Welcome to Cali. “La sucursal del cielo”
The city was founded on 25 July 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar.Cali is the third largest city in the country. It has one of the fastest growing economies and infrastructure in the country because of its geographical location. Cali lies on the west bank of the Cauca River. To the west, the city is guarded by the Farallones de Cali, which are part of the western Andes mountain range. The city is located in a strategic position, linked to the west with the Pacific Ocean and to the northeast with the industrial city of Yumbo The climate of Cali is equatorial tropical hot. The west branch of the Andes blocks the cool, humid air coming from the Pacific Ocean. Average temperature is 26º C (79º F), with an average low of 19º C (66º F) and an average high of 34º C (93º F). The dry seasons go from December to March and from July to August; the rainy season go from April to June and September to November. Cali is a great place for tourism and leisure. The capital of the department of Valle del Cauca has become a mecca for tourism thanks to the beauty of its women, its historical sites, and a multitude of spots for day and night entertainment. Cali is one of the major economic and industrial centers of the country, and the main urban, economic, industrial, and agrarian city of southwest Colombia.
Tourism sites Cristo Rey: A religious monument located on a hill that offers the best view of the city. It is 31 m high, from which 5 m belong to the basis Sebastian de Belalcazar's monument: It is the most visited and popular monument in the city located in the hills overlooking the city. The monument is famous due to its pointing finger which is point to the opposite direction of the valley, while its face is looking down at the city.
Farallones de Cali: A part of the city seats on hills belonging to the Colombian western chain mountain. Beyond these hills there is a full new world, which is protected by the Colombian government. It is the Farallones de Cali national park. Although CaleĂąos have not yet fully discovered it, in the recent years it has boomed as a touristic destination for a full range of different people; adventurists to escalate, walk, paragliding; naturists for its natural and life environments; or simply for those looking for 'cold' weather minutes away of urban areas. Cali River: One of the most peaceful zones in the city, the river is located in the west and is surrounded by restaurants, hotels and museums like "La Tertulia", an art museum.
Pance River (Farallones)
Cali West (Cali River)
Pascual Guerrero OlĂmpic Stadium
Where am i going? Coordinates: 3°25′14″N76°31′20″W Population: 2,244,158 Demonym: Caleño Density: 4.000/Km2 Time zone: UTC -5 NickNames: Capital Mundial de la salsa (Salsa Capital of the world) La sucursal del cielo (The Subsidiary of Heaven) The “subsidiary of heaven”, the name by which Cali is known worldwide, also offers large parks and green areas for extreme sports, churches and museums for cultural tours, and colonial haciendas for lodging in a placid, traditional atmosphere that would complement a stay in the city proper.
Arts and Culture Cultural activities flourish around centers like the Instituto Departamental de Arte y Cultura, the Instituto Popular de Cultura, the Teatro Municipal, the Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia, the Sala Beethoven, the Escuela Departamental de Teatro, and the Universidad del Valle.
Cultural center Casa de la cultura Proartes Centro cultural de Cali Museums Museo Arqueologico La Merced Museo Religioso y colonial de San Francisco Museo del Oro Calima Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia Museo Departamental de ciencias naturales Museo Nacional de transporte Museo de arte Religioso
Cali Zoo: Ranked in top 5 of Latin American zoos It has became most than a place where to show animals, it makes research and has some formations. Its location could not be more wonderful, alongside the Cali river, just where valley and mountains get together. Nearby is the Cali Botanical Garden
Gastronomy. The gastronomy of the Colombian Pacific delights locals and foreigners with a wide variety of desserts and typical beverages that originate in sugar cultivation, and dishes based on fish and shellfish. Marranitas, champĂşs, chontaduro, chuleta valluna, sancocho de gallina, aborrajados, avena, pan de yuca, and lulada are some of the names of the dishes and beverages that are part of the traditional gastronomy of Valle del Cauca.
SALSA and the Cali Fair All visitors enjoy nightlife to the rhythms of orchestras and traditional groups that play the traditional music of the Department of Valle del Cauca with trumpets and drums in dance academies, discos, and dancing sites. Since 1958, at yearâ€™s end, the Cali Fair is celebrated with horseback riding parades, bullfights, concerts, and professional dance shows.
Cali is a city embedded between the slopes of the Western Range of the Andes and the valley of the Cauca River. It is full of festive people who carry salsa in their genes and open their doors to the world to extend an invitation to enjoy its culture.
SOME PRICE Bus ticket $ 1500 Big Mac (Combo) $ 11900 Movie ticket $ 5000 Pizza (median) $ 20000 Lunch (restaurant) $ 8000 Bottle of water (500ml) $ 1000 Bottle of juice (500ml) $ 1500 Coke (330ml) $ 1400 Milk box (1 liter) $ 2400
Valle del Cauca While in Cali, Colombia the traveler should not miss visiting the Hacienda El Paraíso, the house where writer Jorge Isaacs and his cousin lived. Isaac’s cousin was the inspiration for María, the name of the main character, as well as the name of the book, that epitomized Colombian romantic literature. The rooms with his personal effects, the blooming rose garden, and the wishing stone are carefully preserved.
The road that goes west to connect Buga with the port of Buenaventura, on the Pacific coast, crosses areas of notable interest for tourists. The Calima lake, for instance, is the reservoir with the third strongest winds in the world, a water-sportsman’s paradise.
Empty boats bob up and down at the tourist wharf in Buenaventura; when they fill up, they go northward without delay to the place where the bay ends and the coastline of Valle del Cauca is lined with spectacular beaches bathed by the Pacific Ocean.
TRANSLATE I´m hungry - Tengo hambre I´m thirsty – Tengo sed I don´t speak spanish – No hablo portugués Yes – Si No- No ¿Did you understand? – ¿Me entiende? Good morning – Buenos días Good afternoon – Buenas tardes Good Night - Buenas noches Bye – Chao / Adios ¿How are you? – ¿Como estas? Help me – Ayudame Thank You - Gracias
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