It is remarkable for its very tall palm trees, elegant gardens and the buildings around it.

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Plaza de Cayzedo

The heart of the city

We are not exaggerating when we say that this is the heart and soul of Cali, a symbolic place both because of its historic significance as well as because of the important role it played in the city’s development; this was the place where the expansion of the city started. The Plaza de Cayzedo pays due homage to Joaquín de Cayzedo y Cuero, leader of Valle del Cauca’s independence, by naming the square after him and erecting a large bronze statue to him in the centre. This square is famous for its very tall palm trees, the elegant architecture of its gardens and the important buildings around it: San Pedro Cathedral, the National Palace and the Otero Building, palatial treasures in a variety of styles. We could say that this is the busiest square in the whole city, perfect for investigating the urban lifestyle and seeing the day-to-day routines of Cali at first hand, listening to spontaneous discussions and taking the opportunity to chat to street vendors. Unmissable!

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