"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
The “Nuestra Señora del Carmen” Cathedral is a catholic temple, located two blocks from the Bolívar park, in the municipality of Cartago. This church is a jewel of the architecture of Cartago, with its neoclassical style conquering the parishioners and tourists, since it is a replica of the St. Peter's Basilica. A particularity of this monumental construction is that its tower is twenty meters from the rest of the Church, which makes the focus of the people on the two magical constructions that together recreate the history and religious passion of the locals.
This temple was built in 1944 and venerates the image of the “Virgen del Carmen”, which was consecrated on July 31 of 1960 as the most important church in Cartago.
How to get there?
To get to Cartago from the transport terminal of Cali, you have to take an intermunicipal bus. Several transport companies offers this tour, which lasts approximately three hours and the price of the travel ticket is approximately $30,000.
Once you arrive to Cartago, you have to go to the main park of Cartago and two blocks away is this wonderful temple, located on the corner of Carrera 5 and Calle 14.