Plazoleta Jairo Varela
Plazoleta Jairo Varela
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada3,999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Nice comfortable plaza with a museum. Good meeting point.

Also great place to chill with an ice cream or one of the local fruits juices.

The Trumpet of Niche Monument is pretty interesting.

Worth visiting.
Written 18 January 2024
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Abovetheclouds
1,986 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
I only came here as a meeting point for the start of a tour. Not much going on but it had a cool atmosphere with a few eateries. Sometimes there are artists so this is nice to see as well. I liked the sculpture in the form of trumpets that are dedicated to Varela and there is music! Worth a stop.
Written 23 August 2023
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Elena P
Guadalajara, Mexico4,968 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
The square is very nice and it is having a museum of Jairo Varela which is closed until the next year.
Written 8 October 2020
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands5,367 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Not surprised the city authorities dedicated a whole square to Jaïro Varelo the big Salsa man from Cali who died in 2012 at the age of 62. The sculpture in the form of trumpets that write the word Niche (name of the Salsa band Varelo played with) is in the middle of the plazoleta. Quite a modernist environment without trees or green, a bit desolate when there are no events and very hot during the day and early evening.
Written 31 December 2019
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JAG
Bogota, Colombia54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This is located near one of the (probably few) areas in Cali that are good for a walk/stroll. There’s an interesting memorial to Jairo Varela, former leader of local salsa band Grupo Niche.
Written 31 December 2019
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Maria D
Cali, Colombia63 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
The city could have done something prettier if they hired an designer with urbanistic skills and mastery. They have little shows there once in a while but as with everything the city does lately it bares the grass and it turns out into a dusty lot - or muddy if it is raining- which is not pretty at all.
Written 2 July 2019
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Nicolas Rodriguez
Cali, Colombia111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Every Friday around six there are free salsa lessons which is pretty awesome and there are also nice cafes, juice places and restaurants in the plaza so it’s a perfect place to chill, eat or have fun.
Written 25 February 2019
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Ramon Lassi
Queens, NY159 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Wonderful museo and great honor to the man who wrote the greatest Salsa song, tribute to Cali, Colombia!! Very informative tour, wonderful picture selection and members of his family always present to assist and answer questions. Must see, excellent location.
Written 12 October 2017
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Henry D
San Antonio, TX48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
Grupo Niche and Cali Colombia are known for its Salsa and known world wide by Salsa Dancers. you might not dance salsa, but if you go here you can say you went to the one monument dedicated to the sounds of salsa, with each horn playing a hit from Grupo Niche! Inside, you want to move to the groove. The words are printed inside of the horn. Each horn is large with plenty room to dance! This is a must see in my book! If you dont dance just enjoy the music, or watching the dancers!
Written 27 September 2017
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alci S
Cali, Colombia54 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
Was a really nice tie, to sit there get some capuccino feel the breeze , then walk to the Boulevard...just enjoy the view is so relaxing
Written 9 November 2016
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