"The Biennial is a trip to discover new worlds and also to be discovered and seduced by new movements, lenguages and imaginaries to think about dancing as a way to express our emotions" says Amparo Sinisterra de Carvajar, president of the 2nd Biennial.
This is the Pacific festival, in which the most importat thing is to highlight the gastronomy, the folk music and the traditions of this region in Valle del Cauca. It is an awesome experience for the locals and of course for the visitors who want to dive into this culture.
This is one of the most important and traditional festivals in Colombia. In which the favorite attractions are the "Salsódromo", the "Cali viejo" carnival, the antique cars parade, the "Melómanos" meeting, the "Superconcierto" a really nice musical show, between other shows ans events.
Also known as La Ermita de La Unión, this chapel is located in the top of a beautiful hill, from there you can appreciate the natural beauty of La Unión. This chapel was built by the master Juan Jacinto Palomino between 1640 and 1641, so its exterior is a great exponent of the colonial style, which make it worth the title of national monument. In its interior part, there is a beautiful image of Nuestra Señora de las Lajas right in the middle of the altar, accompanied by a painting of the Heart of Jesus.
In its surroundings there is a tourist park, where you can enjoy of an excellent climate, appropriate to spend an afternoon sharing with the locals, while discovering the endearing history of one of the oldest chapels in the region.
How to get here?
La Ermita de Nuestra Señora de las Lajas is located in the municipality of La Unión, at the north of Cali, in the Calle 14 with Carrera 9. Specifically, for who wants to go to the municipality by car using the shortest route, it is recommended to take the Cali-Palmira highway and leave behind El Cerrito, Ginebra, Buga, Andalucía and Zarzal municipalities. Right there you will find La Unión. For people who want to take a bus, the "Transandina" company, which departs from the Cali transport terminal, offers a route to this municipality.