Teatro Jorge Isaacs
The construction of this important theater dates back to 1931, when it was entrusted to the architect Herman Bohmer who gave him a characteristic French neoclassical style that today is appreciated by those who visit it. In 1984 it was declared a National Monument, which confirms it as one of the most representative historical sites of Cali, and reopened in 1992. The Jorge Isaacs Theater receives its name in honor of the outstanding poet Vallecaucano author of La Maria. It is located in Carrera 3 # 12 – 28 of Cali.
Teatro Municipal Enrique Buenaventura
From the yearning of Manuel María Buenaventura, civic leader of Cali Viejo, to offer to the city an enclosure with all the characteristics of a cultural scene, the Municipal Theater of Cali was born.
The construction began on April 11, 1918 under the direction of the engineer Francisco Martínez and the design of the architects Rafael Borrero Vergara and Francisco Ospina. The golden decoration of the parapets were made by José Díaz, while the painter Mauricio Ramelli Andreani made the frescoes of the ceiling.
Its inauguration took place almost 10 years later, the 30 of November of 1927, date that became the main cultural event in Cali. Its capacity is 1,336 locations.
In 1987 began an enlargement process on the occasion of its 60 years maintaining the style of its tribunes and the stage. In 2004 he was given the name of Enrique Buenaventura, in honor of this artist and cultural leader of the department.
Today after 78 years of history it remains one of the most important cultural scenes of the city that offers among other activities guided tours, ballet classes and piano lessons for children.
It is located in Carrera 5 # 6 – 64.