The white façade contrasts with the red tower and the green of the surrounding landscape. Truly stunning!
A beautiful colonial building
Rather than for its outward appearance, San Antonio Church is famous for its symbolic importance and for the great affection held for it by people of Cali. This building has become, over the years, a wonderful example of Colonial architecture, with a façade that is both simple and attractive: its white exterior contrasts vividly with the red bricks of the portico and the tower and the green of the surrounding countryside. The overall impression is spectacular. Inside, of particular note is the beautiful, Baroque-style altar which crowns the chapel and which is decorated in blue and gold; and above it, of course, an impressive statue of San Antonio who used to guide the faithful who came to this elevated area of the city every day. It was built in 1747 and was restored at the end of the last century.