"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.
In the municipality of Pradera there is a wonderful place that captivates its visitors with its rustic decoration and the natural beauty of its surroundings: Hacienda Los Indios. In this place, you can appreciate the classic style of the Pradera properties: large wooden windows, tiled roofs of clay and white walls in which indigenous paintings, lamps and classic utensils, indispensable for daily life, are placed. On the front you can see a beautiful fountain made of rock, which welcomes visitors. Also, on one side of the hacienda, there is a pool available for visitors.
This place is visited every weekend and has a delicious Sancocho de Gallina (chicken stew) cooked in a wooden stove. In addition, it is possible to hire the place for private celebrations such as birthdays, weddings and family gatherings. This is one of the Pradera treasures because the customs are maintained and its history is honored. This is a must-see spot if you want to really know the beauty of this municipality.
How to get there?
The Hacienda los Indios is located on the "Pradera-Lomitas" highway, in the municipality of Pradera. To get there by car, a possible route is to take the Cali-Palmira highway and, from Palmira, take the Palmira-Pradera exit, when you arrive to Pradera you should look for the Pradera-Lomitas road. An alternative route is to take the Cali-Florida highway, taking the exit to Candelaria in Carrera 12 and from Candelaria, take the Candelaria-Pradera highway. On this route it is not necessary to arrive to Pradera, as the hacienda is further on that route. By bus, Expreso Pradera and Sultana del Valle companies offer bus routes to Pradera from the ground transportation of Cali.