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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  • Great place to share, eat and drink, so relax, 10 cats with art... the best place to go with friends... ; )  more »
  • A icon of the city, well located, nice view of the river and nice places to eat around. Never forget to visit this place in Cali  more »
  • Nice place to chat and spend some time with friends, not much to do, you can walk around the river and have some food in the restaurants in front.  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fun to walk and see all the cats. Doesn't take more than 15-20 minutes
  • Cali landmark among the river! Great place to stroll after having a late lunch in the now surrounding trendy neighborhoods
  • Excellent tourist landscape. It has restaurants around

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