Cat Park (Parque del Gato) Tours

The brainchild of local painter and sculptor Hernando Tejada, the aptly named Cat Park (Parque del Gato) started life in 1996, when a giant bronze sculpture, El Gato Rio (The River Cat) was erected along the banks of the Cali River. The impressive sculpture was created in Bogota and transported to Cali—no easy feat as the huge cat measures around 3.5 meters in height and weighs about three tons—and became the centerpiece of the newly renovated parklands stretching along the riverfront.

The River Cat was so popular, it was soon joined by more feline friends and today a series of 15 smaller cats can be found in the park, including a fiberglass cat model and colorful sculptures by local artists like Alejandro Valencia Tejada, Mario Gordillo, Nadin Ospina, Omar Rayo and Maripaz Jaramillo.

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The Cat Park (Parque del Gato) is located in Cali’s central park on the banks of the Cali River. Entrance is free.

Address: Cali, Valle Del Cauca, Colombia
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Private Tour: Cali City Sightseeing

Explore the exciting sights and sounds of Cali on a 4-hour private sightseeing tour. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the cultural Colombian city as you visit significant sites and impressive monuments in an air-conditioned minivan. Hop out to admire the regal beauty of the National Palace and gaze at the splintering spire of the Cathedral; stroll amid the playful sculptures of El Gato de Tio park; and gain insight into the fascinating history of the area with a knowledgeable guide. Feast upon traditional snacks and local beverages to truly capture the flair and flavor of this spectacular South American city.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours

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