🎨 Tour the Street Art of Cali

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on October 11, 2022

Hi 👋 I'm Juan, Cali local, born and raised here. Tourism is: something I love to do, something I am good at, and something I can make a job out of. That's why I have found a vocation in it. My tours keep growing, expanding, innovating, always a project-under-construction. They're never finished as I keep improving them with the experience every traveller brings. I speak superb english, native spanish, fluent portuguese, and some french. Thanks for considering me to show you my hometown. Welcome to Cali!

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

*When you book, you could be the only booking*

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Salsa capital of the world. Sports capital of latinamerica. The 2nd largest black population per capita in latin america. MY hometown of Cali is known for many things. And for many travellers, for it's cool wall art and murals all around the city.

In a culture where having a policital opinion is a life-threatening activity, people have found in walls an opportunity to display and materialize cries for justice, pain and beauty.

We will go around one of the nicest areas in Cali and read culture and society through it's most colorful walls.

Local landmarks will also intertwine between our murals.

As a bonus, we will finish in La Linterna, a printing shop that preserves (and uses) the oldest commercially available printing presses of the city, imported centuries ago from France and the UK.

A  fun tour through Cali's colorful streets.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cl 8 #1-3, San Pedro, Cali, Valle del...
    Cl 8 #1-3, San Pedro, Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia
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    Let's meet outside the Subway Sandwich Store in Bulevar del Río.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Faranda Collection Cali

    "Cali is Cali, the rest are hills" is a very traditional phrase for people in Cali. We will check out a mural about it.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Iglesia La Merced

    As a mid-tour stop to rest our eyes from all the colour, we will check out the foundational church of Cali, with it's white walls, an perfect canvas for wall artists... completely untouched.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Calle de la Escopeta

    A small walkable street packed with murals. The biggest one is a cry for justice for the black population of the region.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Carrera 4 #5

    We will start with some of the biggest murals of Cali ranging topics from defending nature, riots, nature, LGBTQ+ and feminisim.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Instituto Departamental de Bellas Artes

    Outside the biggest public art school in Cali and colombian southwest, we get to see a total of 4 murals honoring and remembering Jaime Garzón, Francia Marquez, the 2021 National Riots and homeless people.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    La Linterna Cali

    As the finish stop of our tour we will visit La Linterna, containing the 2 oldest (at least commercially available) printing presses of the city. One coming from france, the other one from the UK. Stickers and posters for sale!

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Francesca 28 Apr 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
Io sono scioccata da voi e dal tizio che avrebbe dovuto fare il tour. Se ho possibilità di prenotare significa che il tour si può fare. Il signore dormiva mentre dovevamo fare il tour. Quindi io ho ricevuto conferma di prenotazione ma poi lui non si è presentato rispondendo mezz'ora dopo che per una persona lui il tour non lo fa. Complimenti a tutti, per carità . Questo è il modo in cui viene trattato chi ha voglia di conoscere la.vostra città, tenuta malissimo peraltro.
Pia 12 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Andres is a great guide. I did two walking tours with him and enjoyed both a lot!! He is very knowledgeable and is happy to show you around in his city. Apart from that, he makes the tour very interactive which makes it a lot more fun. I would recommend taking a tour with him :)
Björn 03 Feb 2024

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Travelled in group - Feb 2024
It's a nice and not too long (distance) walk during which you can see a lot of quiet new pieces of street art. Very diverse and of really good artistic quality. Some in our group were missing real or independent art, since most or maybe even all of it was legally done and even ordered and financed by the local government. But in my personal opinion this is a bit of a naive way to evaluate street art. By their topics and contents and also the artistic combination there's actually much to see and discover. You'd even wish to go back to some of them later on to spend more time to find all the details.
Sarah 30 Jan 2024

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Travelled alone - Jan 2024
It was an amazing tour! Andrès was an amazing guide, he had such a nice energy and was really motivated to show us his beautiful city
Boris 20 Jan 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2024
Andrés was a very entertaining guide and knows a lot about the street art in Cali. He got us involved by asking lots of questions about what we thought of the street art and what we found most interesting, and adapted the tour accordingly. 100% would recommend.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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