Iglesia de la Merced
Museo Arqueológico la Merced
The Museo Arqueológico la Merced is housed in the former La Merced convent, Cali’s oldest building. Its five rooms contain a small...
Museo del Oro
The Museo del Oro , one block away from La Merced, has a small but fine collection of gold and pottery of the Calima culture.
Iglesia de San Francisco
Iglesia de San Francisco is a neoclassical construction dating from the 18th century. Next to the church are the Convento de San...
The city’s oldest existing theater, Teatro Municipal , was completed in 1918. Today it’s used for various artistic forms, including...
Restaurante Vegetariano Sol de la India
Decent vegetarian grub near the La Merced complex.
Lonely Planet review
The Iglesia de la Merced is in the former La Merced convent. Begun around 1545, it remains the city’s oldest church. It’s a lovely whitewashed building in the Spanish colonial style, with a long, narrow nave, and humble wood and stucco construction. Inside, a heavily gilded baroque high altar is topped by the Virgen de las Mercedes, the patron saint of the city.