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Information About Some Important Places

  1. 1. Do you want to know something else about Cali?<br />Take a look of this….it will be very interesting<br />
  2. 2. Faculty of Health <br />Mario Carvajal library <br />This university was founded in 1.945, that is to say that is 64 years old. It has two campus in Cali. The main one, known as university city of Meléndez, is located in the southern neighborhood of Meléndez and hosts the faculties of engineering, humanities, integrated arts, sciences, and social sciences and economics, as well as the institutes of education and pedagogy, and psychology. Its second one, located in the centric San Fernando neighborhood, hosts the faculties of administration sciences and health. The university also has several satellite campuses across the department in the cities of Buenaventura, Buga, Caicedonia, Cartago, Palmira, Tuluá, Yumbo, and Zarzal, and one campus in the neighboring Cauca department in the city of Santander de Quilichao. The university offers education at technological, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with 252 academic programs, which includes 65 master and medical specialties and 9 doctorates. It also hosts an excellence research center , 6 research centers, 3 research institutes, and 276research groups.<br />University Sports Center<br />Faculty of Engineering<br />
  3. 3. La Ermita Church<br />“La Ermita” church is located in Santiago of Cali, Colombia. Originally, it was a straw construction at the beginning of the century XVll established in near to the Cali River and devoted to “NuestraSeñora de la Soledad” and to the “Señor de la Caña”. This old church was a construction without a lot of architectural value, known only because of a painting of Farfán. It was a very simple construction, as the majority of the old constructions of the Valle del Cauca are. In the earthquake of 1787, the simple church was destroyed, and the “SeñorCaña” image was only thing that survived. In 1942, it was constructed the church that we see nowadays which is one of the regarding sceneries of Cali, which is a Gothic church in miniature, inspired by the cathedral of ULM (GERMANY).<br />
  4. 4. San Antonio Church<br />HISTORY<br /> In the middle of the 18th century , the city of Santiago de Cali had less than 5000 inhabitants , and it spreads so far as San Antonio Mountain. At the principal church of San Pedro there was a chapel dedicated to San Antonio de Padua that was very visited by people on Sundays an on holly days. In the year of 1742 because of the difficulties of people to go to the principal church, Jose De Alegría, the priest, saw the need to built another church at San Antonio Mountain.<br /> With the donation of 1000 Patacones by the Spanish Juan De Orjuela, after his death, they started the construction of the church, in the mountain, and this was possible because Juan Francisco GarcésAviar, in 1746 donated the land. In 1746 they started to build it and finished in 1747.It is known by historical references from 1786 that in the central path of the church there was a San Antonio Statue, at the right path there was a big picture of NuestraSeñora de Belen and in the left path there was an image of San Joaquin and Santa Ana. In this year the church was for the first time reconstructed and later in 1803.In 1944 for the celebration of its 200 years it was totally restored. <br /> <br />
  5. 5. La Loma de la Cruz<br />La Loma de la Cruz has been preserved for more than five centuries, with the immortal legend of the Black Hand, a statue that represents one of the most showy colonial legacies: the manual work in the Sultana del Valle. Quitting Artisan Park Loma de la Cruz is located in the most traditional zone of the city, where more than 60 exhibitors meet to offer a big variety of crafts. La Loma de la Cruz, after an idea of Crafts of Colombia between 1987 and 1990 built the largest craft park in Latin America, near to the 5th street between the Cra. 14 and 16 is a sample of Latin American crafts. It is a place for artists, actors, artisans, and chat. <br />
  6. 6. La Merced church<br />La Merced is a Colonial cloister, built by the Mercedarios religious community about 1545. It is the place where the first mass of the city was celebrated on July 25th of 1536, because of the foundation of Santiago of Cali. In this construction it is possible to appreciate the convent and the church of La Merced and the Archeological museum.TheArchiepiscopal Palace is the only house of two floors of Colonial style, constructed at the end of the XVIII century, with wide walls of adobe. The liberator Simón Bolívar stayed there on January 1st, 1822. In February 1975 the monastery was declared a National Monument.<br />
  7. 7. Cristo Rey<br /> Cristo Rey statue is located in the west of Cali- Colombia, in a hill of 1.440 meters over the ocean level . It was built to celebrate 50 years of peace after the War of Thousand Days.The grand opening was on 25 October, 1953.The executor was the Italian sculptor AlideoTazzioliFontanini, who had come by chance to the city in the year 30. After 4 years of intense work it was possible to conclude the image that weighs 464 tons and rose up to 26 meters high, 4 less than the Corcovado of Rio de Janeiro. <br />
  8. 8. Unicentro shopping center<br />UnicentroCali is a shopping center in the Colombian city of Cali, capital of Valle del Cauca, like other malls in the chain Unicentro was built by Pedro Gomez y Cia. Unicentro began in 1980 in Cali with the construction of a residential and shopping complex similar to Bogota. The construction of the shopping center lasted about 2 ½ years. He was finally inaugurated in 1980. It has a constructed area of 61.830 m2 of which corresponds to 41.239 m2 commercial area, with 184 shops, 1,200 parking, its mayor store is AlmacenesExito<br /> <br />
  9. 9. Chipichape Plaza Shopping<br />The Chipichape plaza shopping differs from other malls for its past planned by the routes of the railroad of the Pacific Ocean that was covering the western Colombian mountain range.His opening was November 17, 1995. The construction of this mega project has generate employment and progress in the region, giving it a new glow to the north of Cali; were generated around 1500 jobs.Chipichapenow has many stores of clothing, games, movies, restaurant, stores of footwear, perfumeries, bookstore, jewelery shops. It is the best mall in Cali and grows ever more, now it is building a hotel called SpiwakChipichape. It is very funny to go for a walk in Chipichape.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />Now<br />Before<br />
  10. 10. Departmental Library<br />The library was founded in 1953, for the Governor Diego GarcésGiraldo, who donated the books of his father who was an industrialist, it was located earlier in the Avenida Colombia with 11 street, it began in one of the family houses. It was declared a Departmental Library on June 13, 1954, in a space given by the Valle University in his faculty of agronomy in the 6th avenue with 13 north street, for request of the university it was moved to the Centenario neighborhood and 3 years later to the Granada neighborhood, place that was very small for the people who were going to look for information. In 1980 the library network was implemented, and it becomes stronger with a mobile libraries proposal; with the government support, the companies and the collections of the stamps of the Valle University it was constructed the current head office that is in the 5th street, with a finished head office of technology and has the Natural Science museum of INCIVA and the Biological Science museum.<br />
  11. 11. Panamericana Sports Unit<br /> The Panamerican Courts were inaugurated in 1971 because of the VI PANAMERICAN GAMES that took place in our city. This sports complex has basketball and volleyball courts and in 1975 the first popular tennis courts were build. At present, this place is famous for the sale of delicious Cholados, baby mango and chontaduro.<br /> <br />
  12. 12. San Francisco Church<br />The San Francisco church is a neoclassic style built between 1803 and 1827 with masonry in brick, work directed by Fernando de JesúsLarrea. The biggest altar is of Renaissance style Spanish prepared in wood and marble, shaped by forty statues and statuettes. It was inaugurated in 1911. The fresh air stands out also on the life of San Francisco for artist Mauricio Ramelli. The San Francisco convent opened its doors in 1764, it belongs to the religious, cultural and artistic patrimony of the vallecaucana capital. Building where they grew and they survive still, traditional faces of the caleña soul. Place of transcendental appointments, episodes of the municipal life, the convent and its two temples, crowned one with his Mudejar tower and other with its dome in orange average, emerges as historical symbol of the city. It keeps in its interior, in excellent state of conservation, valuable objects of religious art and paintings.<br /> <br /> <br />
  13. 13. La Tertulia Museum<br /> This museum was founded in 1956 by Maritza Uribe of Urdinola and changed to a new building in 1962. Nowadays, it exhibits more than 300 works of national and international artists. It lodges works of well-known artists, and possesses several rooms for exhibitions of paintings and sculptures, as well as an outdoors theater.<br />
  14. 14. Sebastian de Belalcázar Statue<br /> Located in the Cra. 3rd west with 9th street west, on the hill of the same name it raises the city founder monument , made of bronze, the idea arose in the 30s when the city was going to be 400 years of founded. The work was made by the Spanish sculptor Victorio Macho, who built it in Spain and later it was moved by ship up to Buenaventura and hence up to Cali by loin of mule, to be assembled later and located on a pedestal in the place that today it occupies. It raises the right hand indicating towards the Occident where the exit to the sea is; a sword named “Tizona”, was placed in his left hand, on the pedestal it is engraved the Cali shield of arms. Its opening happened on July 25, 1937, one year later of the 400th birthday of the city.<br />
  15. 15. Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium<br />In 1935 the poet Pascual Guerrero requests to the department the construction of a stadium in the properties that he offered. On July 20, 1937 it was finished and inaugurated by the name of Departmental Stadium.It has a capacity for 45,625 spectators. The Pascual Guerrero stadium and the sports complex that surrounds it, were from the 50s to 70s one of the most complete sports and modern complexes of Latinoamérica, for this reason Cali was referred as the &quot;Sports Capital of America&quot;.Itis the home of two of the city soccer teams: Deportivo Cali and América de Cali. The opening of the stadium coincided with the celebration of the IV Centenary of the Cali’s foundation, and the president Alfonso LópezPumarejo was present. In 1948 the first professional soccer match was played in its courts and in 1954 the stadium was the head office of the Games VII Sports National.<br />
  16. 16. Las Tres Cruces<br />A hill of 1.465 meters on the level of the sea, it gets up airy in the north of the city of Santiago of Cali. In 1837 the caleños by insinuations of the friars Vicente and Juan Cuesta, who preached some missions, placed on his top three crosses of guadua to protect the city from the evil of “Buziraco&quot;, a demon from Spain who announced the ruin of Santiago of Cali. Since those days, the caleñosclimb to the top every May 3 to honor the Santa Cruz, and celebrate the holy mass. For this reason, the priest Marco TulioCollazos led a movement to promote the building of a monument for the Christ&apos;s ensign, and on January 6, 1938 the three giant crosses construction was finished, that at present we know. The central cross measures 26 meters and the other two 22 meters.<br /> <br />
  17. 17. Plaza de Caycedo<br />At the beginning of the present century, the construction of the park began, in which many people collaborated planting trees in order to present the city worthily in the holidays that were prepared to celebrate the first centenary of our independence, on July 20 of 1.910. Cali did the declaration of the absolute independence of Spain one year before Cartagena and two years before Santa Fe. The soul of the declaration of the independence was the heroic Joaquín de Caycedo y Cuero, who paid with his own life, his services to the homeland. In 1913 the Constitution Square or the Major Square was baptized with the name of Caycedo Square and the Joaquín de Caycedo y Cuero statue was placed on it.<br /> <br />
  18. 18. Municipal Theater<br />Enrique Buenaventura Municipal Theater, formerly known as the City of Cali, was inaugurated on November 30, 1927, with the opera &quot;The Troubadour&quot; by the Italian company Bracale. This Italian Baroque style, was declared a National Monument in 1982. Located in the historic city center, along with other institutions that form the epicenter of cultural and heritage of Santiago de Cali. It was the first building in the decorative arts exhibit.<br />
  19. 19. Thank you…..<br />We hope you had enjoyed the information we prepared for you.<br />Valle University: Nathalia Ochoa – Ana Sofía Rodriguez<br />La Ermitachurh: Juan José Jaramillo – Martina Bueno<br />San Antonio Church: Juan Guillermo Parra – SofíaLargacha<br />La Loma de la Cruz: MaríaCamilaZapata<br />La Merced churh: Andrés Mauricio Villamil – Ma. José Carvajal<br />San Francisco Church: Ma. Juliana Jaramillo<br />Sebastian de Belalcázar Statue: Gustavo Enríquez–Juan P. Cañas <br />Pascual Guerrero Stadium: Ma. Antonia García – Nicolás Figueroa<br />Las TresCruces: Juana Whitaker<br />Plaza de Caycedo: María José Gómez<br />Municipal Theater: Valeria Pérez<br />Cristo Rey: Jerónimo Maya – Ma. Luisa Gonzalez<br />Unicentro shopping center: Valentina Luna<br />Chipichape Plaza Shopping: MaríaCamilaLondoño – Melissa Cadavid<br />Panamericana Sports Unit: Pedro Durán<br />La Tertulia Museum: Mariana Díez<br />Departmental Library: Laura Romero<br />