"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.
It was 1837 and under the directions of the friars Vicente and Juan Cuesta, Cali’s people raised three guadua (Plant similar to Bamboo but thicker) crosses to protect The city from Buziraco, a demonic spirit that threatened to destroy the city. After their hundredth birthday, the ‘Tres Cruces’ (Three Crosses) were renewed, and are the iron and concrete giants that today rise stealthy high in the mountains of Cali. From almost any point of the city you can see these three distinguished ladies who protect the wellbeing of Caleños and who at night are illuminated with the colors of the national flag.
This sacred place is a meeting point for Catholics, especially during ‘Semana Santa’ (Easter) season. However, many Caleños and tourists, regardless of their religion, venture to the challenging climb. Upon reaching the top, these trifecta rise above the city’s shoulders, offering a unique view of the Capital of Salsa. This is a challenge that is worth facing.
To get to the top, you do it by the easiest and simplest way: walking. The way up, that can last up to two hours, starts in the church of the ‘Normandia’ neighbourhood.