There are two hills above Cali. The first, Cerro de las Tres Cruces, has three large crosses and a bunch of antennae. Our taxi driver wouldn’t take us there because he said there is nothing up there and it’s not safe to visit on weekdays.
Instead, he took us to Cristo Rey, a smaller version of Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer monument towering over the city. It was built in 1953 and stands 26m high. Admission is free and the views are great. The driver charged us COP$50,000 round trip. Once in the parking lot, we walked up to the statue for the views of Cali.
On the way back to town, we stopped at a sculpture in the side of a mountain by Carlos Andrés Gómez.
We also made a quick stop at a statue of Sebastián de Belalcázar, founder of Cali, with another nice view of the city.