"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 ‘Monumento a Sebastián de Belalcázar’ (Monument to Sebastián de Belalcázar), Cali´s founder, is an emblematic and tranquil place, quite easy to reach. The statue rests over a lookout point that offers a vivid climate and an exceptional view apt for enjoying at any moment of the day, either with family or friends. From here, you will get the best pictures of the scenic Cali view as well as the horizon with the mountain range in the back that you can ever imagine.
The bronze sculpture, inaugurated in 1937 for Cali’s 400th birthday, was made in Spain and later brought to the city for its assemble. if you look carefully, Sebastián is pointing to the west side of the city: the way to the ocean.
This space also has the purpose of contributing to the strengthening of the city’s historical memory. Here, on one hand, visitors (locals and foreigners) can learn about some specific aspects of Cali´s colonization. On the other hand, the atmosphere is captivating, sometimes accompanied with musicians offering their artistry unique charisma and street-food sellers offering ‘cholados’ (ice slushies with fruit and condensed milk and ‘chontaduros (earthy-flavoured palm tree fruit, consumed with salt and honey). Finally, the place has different sites for you to sit, rest, socialize and admire the splendor of the area.
How to get there?
The ‘Monumento a Sebastián de Belalcázar’ is located in the west of Cali, in the Carrera 3 con Calle 9.