Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia

Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia
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8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Caliwood Cinema Museum its located in Cali, Colombia. The newly opened museum is currently the only cinema museum in the country preserving the largest collection of theatre projectors, movie cameras, photo cameras, posters, and memorabilia.
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Parisa N
Bogota, Colombia113 contributions
I had no idea Cali was so famous in this area. It was a great and very informative experience. I recommend it to movie and camera lovers.
Written January 15, 2019
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JorgeH1234
Arlington, VA35 contributions
Family
Visiting the Caliwood museum was one of the great highlights of our trip to Medellin. The staff clearly have such a love for cinema. The museum focuses on the apparatus of film making and film projecting. I have never seen another museum like it in the world. It covers the history of film from magic lanterns, through projectors illuminated via carbon arcs, through modern projectors. We watched some short films that were over 80 years old. Check out one of the few wire recording machines in the world. Every guest gets a little bit of film as a souvenir.

But what really made this museum stand out was the owner, Hugo. He is a fascinating guy. He took his love for cinema and built a museum around this love. He speaks great English and gave us a personal tour of his museum. He took a personal interest in our family and even helped us to book hotels along our onward journey. Even more fascinating is to ask him about classic cars in Colombia. I would love to see Hugo build a classic car museum in Colombia.
Written August 2, 2014
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anitaruszcsak
Paris, France8 contributions
Couples
The museum is a unique place where you can see at the same site the history of cinematography and photography, with impressive models and short movies from all around the world. It feels like a time capsule that takes you to a different era every 10 min.
The staff is super nice and the place is in a good neighborhood close to the center. So, all in all, you can't leave Cali without visiting Caliwood!
Written May 12, 2019
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Tahuanty Jacanamijoy
1 contribution
Solo
In cinema, Cali is the most emblematic city of Colombia, which is why it has the only museum of cinematography in the country. This place holds unique relics that tell the story of how Colombia experienced the arrival of cinema more than a century ago, and how this society has been shaped by this art. This exceptional story can only be told by the museum guides, Santiago and Hugo, who are significant members of the history of cinematography in Colombia. You should not miss the opportunity to visit this invaluable museum and to support this independent institution.
Written January 13, 2019
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Marisa L
55 contributions
Solo
Caliwood is a great way to spend an afternoon when visiting Cali. It is a small museum with a fascinating collection of cameras, movie projectors, film posters, and more. The museum alone is really cool, but what made my experience great was the eagerness and attention from the owner Hugo and tour guide Camilo. They made sure everyone who visited knew everything there is to know about the collection and even show you about 15 minutes of old films on various projectors at the end of your tour. They also give you a small piece of film before you leave, which is an endearing touch. My favorite pieces were the world´s largest camera and the world´s smallest cameras, but there are tons of other cool displays with a focus on Colombian film. I hope that you have a chance to visit during your time in Cali.
Written January 7, 2018
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Fred L
Houston, TX68 contributions
Friends
I had low expectations before going to this museum. Now I wonder why I had not come before. I was lucky to have the owner give us a detailed tour. I attended a saturday afternoon around 2:30 pm. He stated that people visit the most on sunday. I was so proud someone is passionate enough to have this space in Cali. I learned a lot about Cali's history. This is an independent museum. Go check it out and support these cultural projects.
Written July 1, 2017
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Jennifer L
1 contribution
Family
It is amazing to meet in cali a place full of passion,wisdom,love and professionals, the style of the place is terrific and the guide is unbelievable. It is a deep tour in the history of cinema and a trip full of relics and treasures.
Written December 31, 2019
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Johann
2 contributions
This museum had one of the best collections of analog/film cameras and projectors I've ever seen, lots of movie posters and even a camera that belonged to acclaimed Colombian writer Andres Caicedo. Very friendly staff and a well organized audio tour, I learned so much! Highly recommend for any lover of movies.
Written November 10, 2019
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Noah R
5 contributions
Couples
Caliwood is a fantastic museum that has an outstanding collection of cameras, film posters, movie reels, and other items that any film buff would love. The guided tour was great, and the owner is amiable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Written November 8, 2019
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Danielle Kosky
London, UK2 contributions
Had a great experience here. Avid cinema fan, and particularly in Colombian cinema. It was fascinating to learn about everything from cameras used throughout the century, to press releases and learning about prominent Colombian directors. Also got to see some clips on an old projector (I think it was with 10mm film?). Staff were passionate and enthusiastic which was lovely and more than happy to answer any questions. Please do go if you can!
Written November 4, 2019
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Caliwood Museo de la Cinematografia is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Mon - Fri 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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