El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada), Cali

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Walk through a quiet park while observing various cat statues at El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada). The park holds a large number of sculptures of cats, each made by a different artist and each painted differently. As you walk through, take the time to read the placards with each, which describe the cat and tell a story about the origin. Parking around the area is difficult to find, so go early for the best spots. Make El Gato Del Rio( Gato De Tejada) a centerpiece of your Cali vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Cali trip itinerary maker.
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  • August 11, 2017
    We went on a walking tour of Cali (with Valley Adventours, which we highly recommend) and passed along the river walk and this sweet kitty cat park. Great sculptures of myriad cats, all bigger than ou...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    It is a "must-see" site, located opposite a preserved River Cali and good place to walk, near the famous EL OBELISCO restaurant where you can enjoy some delicious pies!, in addition, there can be split pair visit the Zoo, which undoubtedly is one of the best in the country. A recommendation by experience, the place has little offer for parking of the vehicle and is not recommended to visit it after 9:00 p.m. for safety.
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  • August 5, 2017
    It is a place very beautiful, characteristic of the city. Beside the river and the sculptures, they are phenomenal. It is worth going through there.
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  • May 28, 2017
    When one statue of a cat was erected to watch over the river the Caleños couldn't stop themselves from placing a cat harem behind it to keep the original happy. Original artwork and a Cali classic. Worth the 5 minute walk through a wonderful park on the north side of Cali close to San Antonio.
  • July 21, 2017
    Beautiful park full of cat sculptures. Very worthwhile place for great pictures.
  • July 18, 2017
    It is what it is, a park with cat statues. It's worth seeing but isn't a bucket list place.
  • February 19, 2017
    It's a park filled with cat sculptures. On one hand it's as lame as it sounds. But on the other hand the whimsical artist experiment is charming and interesting if you can read the signs that are, understandably, only in Español. The hell-raiser cat is definitely fun, just don't trip and fall into it. The surrounding area is awesome and the ice cream shop across the street is excellent.
  • April 11, 2017
    Fun to walk and see all the cats. Doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes

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