Top Choice Archaeological Site in San Agustín

Parque Arqueológico

The 78-hectare archaeological park is 2.5km west of the town of San Agustín. There are in total about 130 statues in the park, either found in situ or collected from other areas, including some of the best examples …
Architectural in Cali

Hacienda El Paraíso

Escape the city for a day and head to the old sugarcane plantations to see how the Colombian elite lived in the 19th century. Hacienda El Paraíso, a lovingly restored manor house, has been converted into a muse…
Church in Cali

Iglesia de la Merced

Begun around 1545, this is 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 baro…
Museum in Cali

Museo Arqueológico la Merced

Housed in the former La Merced convent, Cali's oldest building, this interesting museum contains a collection of pre-Columbian pottery left behind by the major cultures from central and southern Colombia.
Gallery in Cali

Museo de Arte Moderno La Tertulia

Presents exhibitions of contemporary painting, sculpture and photography. It's a 15-minute walk from the city center along the Río Cali.
Museum in Cali

Museo del Oro

One block east from Iglesia de la Merced, this museum has a small but fine collection of gold and pottery of the Calima culture.
Zoo in Cali

Zoológico de Cali

This large zoo is the best in the country. It has a good collection of species indigenous to Colombia, including chiguiros (capybaras), oso hormigueros (anteaters), monkeys and a mariposario (butterfly enclosure). I…
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If you’re into contemporary art, try Cali’s leading contemporary art gallery, ADN. There’s a small cafe and bookstore on-site.
Museum in Darién

Museo Arqueológico Calima

An impressive collection of pre-Columbian pottery and some replicas of original indigenous dwellings.
Museum in Popayán

Casa Museo Mosquera

This interesting museum is housed in an 18th-century mansion that was once home to General Tomás Cipriano de Mosquera, who was Colombia's president on four occasions between 1845 and 1867. The original French crysta…