Museums in Cali

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The Rich Pre-Columbian Cultures of Cali

Before the arrival of the Spaniards, the region now known as Cali was already an important part of South America's culture and economy. It was only natural that after the arrival of Sebastiande Benalcazar, this region would continue to play an important role in South America's history. The rich cultural tradition of the Caribbean tribes can be witnessed in the Museo Arqueologico La Merced, located at Carrera 6 # 7 - 43. This museum is a must-see when walking around Cali's downtown area. It also has exhibitions from other cultures of the Cauca Valley, such as the Quimbaya, Tolima, Calima, Tierradentro San Agustín, Nariño and Tumaco.

Gold Museum

The Museo del Oro del Banco de la Republica was completely renovated in 2008, and it's another must-visit museum in Cali's downtown area. Sundays are particularly busy at this museum, because the entrance is free of charge. The Museo del Oro is well known to be a place of choice for business people and business students to have lunch, because of its great food and the opportunity it provides to create and strengthen your network. The Gold Museum offers pre-recorded tour sessions in several languages. The museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it's closed on Monday.

More Museums

There are more great museums to consider in Cali, depending on your interest. If you are interested in learning more about religious and colonial art, then you should check out the Museo Religioso y Colonial de San Francisco. Those interested in the development of the transportation industry of Colombia should head to the Museo Nacional del Transporte . Last but not least, the Museo Arqueologico de la Universidad del Valle is great for those interested in archeology and historical artifacts.

November 16, 2009 change by damiandavilarojas

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