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Sightseeing in the City
The city center is the best place to start a day's sightseeing in Cali. and those looking to discover the historic heart of the city should head for the San Antonio neighborhood of downtown Cali. This relaxed neighbourhood has the highest concentration of colonial buildings in the city, as well as many traditional bars and cafes. It's easy to spend a morning of afternoon strolling around here and taking in the atmosphere - there are some good photo opportunities but, as elsewhere in Colombia, exercise caution when using your camera in public.
The city centre's other main draw for tourists is the Plaza de Caicedo, a pleasant square flanked by a statue of freedom fighter Joaquin Caicedo y Cuero. The square is a good bet for exploring some of Cali's most impressive buildings, museums and cultural centers. The National Palace and Cathedral, which overlook the square, both warrant a visit, as does the 18th Century San Francisco Monastery, with its impressive dome. Culture vultures visiting Cali shouldn't miss a chance to visit the Museo Archeologico, which gives an insight into the indigenous peoples that populated the Cauca Valley in pre-Colombian times and the Gold Museum (Museu del Oro. Families and animal lovers can take a trip to Cali Zoo - rated as one of the top five zoos in South America. Educational as well as fun, the zoo's location by the riverside makes a visit here a real pleasure, and there are some good cafes and restaurants nearby.