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The church of San Francisco
A tour through Cali’s historic center is relatively short, but includes several very interesting sites:
La Merced, a church and cloister of the Clarissa sisters, which includes a small archaeological and colonial art museum.
The church of San Francisco and its mudéjar style steeple, right in front of the departmental government building.
The building of the Secretaría de Cultura y Turismo del Departamento (departmental office for culture and tourism) by famous architect Rogelio Salmoma (formerly, the Fundación para la Educación Superior – FES occupied the building).
Not far from downtown, the church of San Antonio is worth a visit. It was built on a hill with an excellent view of the city in a section of town with a tradition of manufacturing handicrafts. In the evening, it becomes especially lively with good restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots.