Alcalá

Alcalá is a small town in the UNESCO World Heritage listed Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia. It’s located in the department of Valle del Cauca.

I’d passed through Alcalá several times before and decided to make a quick stop. There really isn’t anything of interest in the town, but the plaza is pleasant. A single tree with far reaching branches sits in the center, providing shade to the entire plaza.

Plaza in Alcalá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Plaza

Plaza in Alcalá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Plaza

The church on the plaza is nice to visit. Notice the parquet ceiling.

Church in Alcalá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Church

Church in Alcalá, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

Church

To get to Alcalá, it costs COP$4,500 from the bus terminal in Pereira with Expreso Alcalá, the only direct service. It takes about 90 minutes and buses leave roughly every 15 minutes. To get to nearby Quimbaya, it costs COP$1600. Buses leave from the terminal and also pass by the main plaza.

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