Santiago de Cali

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

FOUNDATION: July 25, 1536 by Don Sebastian de Belalcazar

HEIGHT: 1003 meters above sea level
APPROX TEMPERATURE: 25 ° C
POPULATION: 2,750,000
AUTHORITIES
MAYOR: Maurice Armitage (2016 -2019)
GOVERNOR: Dilian Francisca Toro (2016 – 2019)

2. FLAG

Bandera de Santiago de Cali

The May 31, 1954 Cali flag, consisting of five horizontal stripes of colors Blue, Red, White, Red and Green was created. The first, third and fifth of the same width and the second and fourth equivalent to one tenth of it.

3. ABOUT SANTIAGO DE CALI

Santiago de Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca Department is the third oldest provincial capital of Colombia. Santiago’s name is in honor of the Apostle Santiago de Compostela and the CALI is of Quechua origin, from the word “Calima” or “Lili”.

Santiago de Cali was founded on July 25, 1536 by Sebastian de Belalcazar in the Lili river valley at the site of fat rods, 12 miles south of the present city, the royal decree in 1559 gave him the name of Santiago de Cali shield with a corresponding effect to date. Later in 1908 he was elevated to capital of the department of Valle del Cauca.

Today at its 471 years, getting dressed up various nicknames that describe it to Colombia and the world as “The branch of the sky” and “world capital of salsa”

4. SITES OF INTEREST

CHURCHES

  • Iglesia La Ermita
  • Capilla de San Antonio (Monumento Nacional)
  • Iglesia la Merced
  • Palacio Arzobispal
  • Templo de San Francisco
  • Catedral de San Pedro

HISTORICAL HERITAGE

  • Barrio San Antonio (Patrimonio Histórico)
  • Sociedad de mejoras publicas Fundación
  • FES
  • Casa Proartes (Monumento Nacional)
  • Edificio Otero (Monumento Nacional )
  • Teatro Municipal (Monumento Nacional)
  • Teatro Jorge Isaacs
  • Puente Ortiz
  • Plaza de Caicedo

PANORAMIC HILLS

  • Cerro de Cristo Rey
  • Cerro de las tres cruces
  • Monumento a Sebastián de Belalcazar

PARKS AND ECOLOGICAL CULTURAL

  • Cali Zoo
  • Health Park
  • Pance River
  • Farallones National Park
  • Parque de la caña de azúcar
  • Artisan Loma de la cruz

(See photo gallery link around)

FUTBOLL EQUIPMENT

  • América de Cali
  • Deportivo Cali

5. RESTAURANT AREAS

  • San Antonio
  • El Peñón
  • Parque del Perro
  • Granada
  • Ciudad Jardín

6. EXHIBITIONS

  • Mercedes folk dances Meeting Montaño (May)
  • Pacific Music Festival “Petronio Alvarez” (August)
  • International Poetry Festival (June)
  • International Art Festival Cali. (September)
  • Ajazzgo (September)
  • Salsa Festival (October)
  • Exposhow (November)
  • Feria de Cali (25 to December 30)