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 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 »
  • Interesting Museum installed in a church, tells the story of the mercedária order and has a good archaeological exhibition, but with little information to the visitor.
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  • Visit the center of the city of Cali, in the middle of the movement that characterized the center of all our cities, walking in the midst of buildings, I suddenly stumbled across a church of colonial appearance, its architecture contrasts with the predominantly is of buildings and landscape representing the commercial and modern part of the city. We must note that the altarpiece of the Chapel is very similar to the convent of la popa in Cartagena.
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  • A colonial place
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  • Museum with pre-Columbian archaeological pieces. Basically the calima culture and others who inhabited the Colombian Southwest
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  • Beautiful chapel and the city's archaeological museum. Very advisable to know it
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  • Excellent
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  • Historical site of the city of cali.
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