This apartment is located in a central, tourist and gastronomic neighborhood of Cali.
Fruits, vegetables, magical realism and food from the Colombian Pacific will be the ingredients of your visit to one of the most important markets in Colombia. You will also find discos, bars and great ease of public transport.
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It is a wide place in a central place of the city and in a safe neighborhood.
The Alameda neighborhood was founded in October 1930. Its name is due to the abundant arborization of its streets.
One of the best things to do in Cali is to eat. And this city in southwestern Colombia is the epicenter of the gastronomy of Valle del Cauca, one of the richest and most varied in the country. The cuisine of this agricultural region par excellence, is characterized by having an immense amount of ingredients thanks to its privileged geographical location: it is located in a huge plain between the Western and Central Andes mountain ranges and just over 100 kilometers from the jungle coasts of the Pacific Ocean. In Valle del Cauca cuisine, the Andean ingredients, from the sea and from the equatorial jungle are mixed with the Spanish, black and Indian gastronomic inheritance giving rise to a tropical feast with a huge range of flavors and seasonings.
The Alameda neighborhood is one of the traditional neighborhoods of Cali that today is going through a rebirth as a cultural and gastronomic epicenter.
One of the most requested dishes are tamales, which in this region are prepared with a rice filling, peas, carrots, potatoes and a piece of chicken that is wrapped and cooked in banana leaves for hours. This tasty dish of colonial origin comes from the Andean areas and is served and eaten with the leaves on the plate.
There, in recent years the presence of typical and Pacific food restaurants has increased, as well as Salsa bars and discos that increasingly consolidate this sector.
To properly carry out the culinary adventure of the Pacific, get an avocado from the various independent vendors on the streets of the road. Make sure the specimen is perfect, that is soft to the touch, and have the seller cut it in half right there to confirm that it is ripe and creamy.
The perfect place to immerse yourself in this gastronomy is the "Plaza Mercado Galería Alameda". Located in the Alameda neighborhood, in the center of Cali, the history of this market dates back to the 50s when farmers arrived in trucks to sell their products on the land where the market is currently located. People also arrived from the port of Buenaventura who rode their street villages where they sold "Ceviche". Over the years, the place established itself as one of the main markets of the city and nowadays, it occupies 4,600 square meters in which more than 500 merchants that sell products from all corners of the Valle del Cauca are grouped .
Walking through the aisles of the Alameda Gallery is getting lost in the smells of the countryside and dazzling with the colors of the fresh fruits and vegetables of the region. Visiting this market is also a way to get in touch with the rural spirit of Cali and with the way of being cheerful and outgoing of the "Caleños". The sellers offer you their products and give you a taste, people make jokes and seek conversation. A whole social experience.
Among the tourists it is a classic to stand in some position to try all the fruits that can be. Like the rest of Colombia, Valle del Cauca has a wonderful variety of fruits but with the peculiarity that here you can find fruits that come from the jungle, the Andes and the valley itself. In addition to "Chontaduro", other fruits very typical of the region are loquat (a brown, soft, sweet and sandy-textured fruit), currant (a small, sweet and sour green fruit), cape gooseberries (a sweet and sour yellow fruit that is wrapped with petals) and "Borojó" (a dark and acidic purple fruit that only grows in the Colombian Pacific jungle). There are also other common fruits in the rest of Colombia: guava, mango, blackberry, peach, yellow pitahayas (dragon´s fruit), soursop, lulo, papaya, zapote and granadilla.
In the Alameda Gallery there is also space for magical realism, which materializes in esoteric or "white magic" positions where you can get that potion necessary to achieve your goals or to protect yourself from the worst curses. There are for all purposes: to tie your partner, to attract money, for protection. Some are to take a bath with them and others to drink them. These stalls also sell herbs with "magical properties" for healing or for good fortune.
If you go through Cali, be sure to visit the Alameda Gallery market. A delicious excursion that will take you from the Andes to the Pacific coast in a few steps through the food.
The Plaza Mercado Galería Alameda is located on streets 8 and 9 between races 26 and 24 in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. And the apartment is located on Calle 8 with 23 just half a block from the Gallery.
Tipus de propietat
Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colòmbia