El Museo de La Merced, Cali

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Specialty Museum
Visit El Museo de La Merced to find a collection of pre-Columbian pottery including urns, vases, figurines, and plates. The museum is housed in the city’s oldest building, with some modern layers of the building removed to reveal the original foundation, floors, and walls. It features six rooms, arranged in chronological order, that displayg what major cultures from central and southern Columbia left behind. A visit to El Museo de La Merced represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Cali itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • A wonderful small yet big surprise, a gem, architecture wise and as regards the collection of pre columbian pottery sculptures of the finest. Well presented, beautiful representation within the region...  more »
  • I enjoyed a temporary installation with ocarinas, zoomorphic whistles made out of clay. The installation was superb!, the included sound and a sophisticated play of lights and curtains.  more »
  • We really liked the little museum. What's unique about it is that in places they have removed the modern layers of the building so that you can see sections of the original foundation, floors, and wal...  more »
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  • This is archaeological museum that cover the some extention of the precolumbian history of our region and Colombia
  • After made remodeling, there was a great reduction of relics in the Museum, even so, the new organization allows a very good tour, short but very quiet with very interesting objects
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  • A very nice place to visit, with a huge historical value. Good location.
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  • Small but with a huge historical value
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  • Good site, historic... should have more sites so in Colombia
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