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Things to do in Barranquilla

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The top 20 attractions in Barranquilla

Festivals in Barranquilla
Carnival of Barranquilla
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This is an imaginative costume parade which is full of colors.
Cities in Barranquilla
Barranquilla
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This is a spectacular landscape where you see the Visa Barranquilla city in all its glory. I shot this video with some friends when we went for a walk and then extreme biking and we had a good time I hope you enjoy it haha.
Museums in Barranquilla
Museo del Caribe
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The Museo del Caribe was the first regional museum in Colombia. It specializes in the Colombian Caribbean, focusing on the area's environmental, historical and socio-cultural dimensions. The museum promotes the building of a distinct identity and aims to preserve the cultural and historical memory of the Colombian Caribbean people. There's audiovisual content and plenty of interesting exhibits. This is a museum of living culture, a space for intercultural dialogue and collective construction of stories and memories. The museum is a permanent space for reflection on the past, present and future of the region. Under the guidance of Brazilian museographer Marcello Dantas, it offers a vision of the past, present and future of the Colombian Caribbean.
Castles in Barranquilla
Castillo de Salgar
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Barranquilla is the fourth most populated city in Colombia, after Bogota, Medellin and Cali, and is the capital of the Atlantic province in the north of the country. 20 minutes from Baranquilla is the Castillo de Salgar built by the Spaniards in 1848 on the ruins of the older fort of San Antonio. It is located at a site that was considered very important and strategic to spot smugglers' vessels that were trying to avoid paying taxes. Later the office moved to Barranquilla and the castle become obsolete and was abandoned for over 60 years. In 1940 it was restored to be used as a recreational center by the Ministry of Education. Finally, in the late twentieth century, the castle was restored and is now used as a center for cultural exhibitions.
Historical Monuments in Barranquilla
Puerto Colombia
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Some of the pictures taken with this camera are exceptional for me. Thank you for allowing me to participate. I'd like to tell you that this is a bridge which was named historical heritage of humanity.
Rivers in Barranquilla
Bocas de Cenizas
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Huge rails in the middle of the immenseness of the sea.
Villages in Barranquilla
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Of Touristic Interest in Barranquilla
Ciénaga de Mallorquín
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The Mallorquein march is just ten minutes away from Barranquilla, it's a family place.
Zoos in Barranquilla
Barranquilla Zoo
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Walk through the Zoo
Historical Monuments in Barranquilla
Pumarejo Bridge
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The Pumarejo bridge is a structure that crosses the Magdalena river 20 kilometers from its mouth in the Caribbean Sea. It connects the city of Barranquilla, in the northern part of Colombia, with Sitionuevo. Officially, the bridge is known as "Laureano Gomez" but everybody calls it by the name of its creator, Alberto Pumarejo, a Colombian liberal politician who was born in Barranquilla, and grew up to be mayor of the city. The bridge was designed by the Italian Ricardo Morantti and was inaugurated in 1974, by President Misael Pastrana Borrero. There is currently a project to build another bridge next to the current one, that will connect Barranquilla with Santa Marta. The new bridge will be 2247 meters long and have 990 meters of viaduct connections and access, as well as two three-lane carriageways on each side. Once the new bridge - which will be officially named after Pumarejo - is up and running, the former will be demolished.
Nightclubs in Barranquilla
Frogg Leggs Club
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Frogg is the best nightclub in Barranquilla with the best music from around the world.
Shopping Malls in Barranquilla
Centro Comercial Buenavista
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Of Cultural Interest in Barranquilla
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Of Cultural Interest in Barranquilla
Historic Center of Barranquilla
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These are photographs of the historic center of the city of Barranquilla
Beaches in Barranquilla
Playa Santa Verónica
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It is a journey through Barranquilla and Cartagena, Colombia.
Churches in Barranquilla
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Rivers in Barranquilla
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Theaters in Barranquilla
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The best things to do in Barranquilla

Don´t know what to do in Barranquilla? Many tourists are attracted to this city every year, especially for its famous carnival and New Year festivities, but there are also lots of other famous places to visit in Barranquilla.

Bocas de Ceniza is one of the main things to see in Barranquilla. This is the mouth of the Magdalena River in the Caribbean Sea and is named after the color of the water -- which some say resembles ashes. One of the most beautiful things to do in Barranquilla is visit the Puerto Colombia, where tourists see Playa Grande, where on one side you will see Pico Henry Pittier and on the other the blue water of the Caribbean. Santa Verónica Beach, between Barranquilla and Cartagena, and the zoo are also two great kid-friendly attractions in Barranquilla. More Barranquilla attractions include the many museums and cultural centers, such as the Caribbean Cultural Park, which promotes natural heritage, culture, and the history of the Caribbean.

Of all the stuff to do in Barranquilla, you must not leave without tasting its amazing cuisine. The typical dish of the city is rice served with yucca, but other local dishes like pigeon pea stew with salted meat or coastal cheese are also delicious. They can be enjoyed in restaurants all over the city while taking a break from the other Barranquilla activities you have planned during your trip.
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