El Museo de La Merced, Cali

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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 very representative of the city site, very good maintenance, conservation is important
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  • This museum is very interesting. Features ceramic collection of Pre Colombian cultures. Beautiful and rich collection exhibition. Paid, however, cheap, approximately 2000 cop $.
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  • What one can see on the outside, is very good, but it is absurd to not open museums during the weekends.
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  • This is archaeological museum that cover the some extention of the precolumbian history of our region and Colombia
  • The La Merced Archeological Museum was inaugurated in 1979. In this place it is defended, preserved, is preserved and is reported the historical heritage of the Colombian Southwest pre-Columbian and colonial in our city. Also, this museum has been a pioneer in the cultural and educational issues of popular orientation through permanent exhibitions and various events (conferences, workshops, seminars, courses, projection) of films and videos related to archaeological, ethnographic, historical topics and avivacion and preservation of Cali and from traditions. All this in order to raise awareness and promote values, cultural practices and heritage of the different human groups that have inhabited the region.
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  • 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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