"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.
The ‘Museo de la Caña de Azúcar’ (Sugar Cane Museum) is a place charged with the positive energy that nature transmits. It is a space to get in touch with it and learn about the customs and practices around the cultivation of sugarcane and its processing. The properties of the sugar cane mix with the museum’s air, translating into a sweet breeze that filters through all the corners of the place, generating a pleasant sensation of freshness to its visitors, who can choose to do the guided tours and, after that, admire in more detail the landscape and architectural beauty of the Hacienda Piedechinche.
The Hacienda is located in the village of Santa Elena (El Cerrito), and consists of an 18th century colonial house that preserves the atmosphere and utensils of the time. The museum, in addition to offering a historic tour throughout the house, offers the spectators hikes to the surrounding, where the so-called trapiches (colonial structures used for processing sugar cane) are displayed and an exhibition of colonial transportation. Furthermore, the museum has a restaurant capable to host a large groups of people.
How to get there?
The way to get to the museum, located 42 kilometers from Cali, is as follows: take the Cali-Palmira highway and go through the toll and reaching Amaime. Once there, keep driving for a few kilometers up to reaching the Hacienda Piedechinche in the village of Santa Elena. Coodetrans Palmira is a public transport company that can take you to El Cerrito, where you will have to take private transport.
For more information visit: http://www.museocanadeazucar.com/