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Barranquilla Travel Guide: 58 reviews and 107 photos
After Bogotá, Medellín and Cali, Barranquilla is Colombia's fourth largest city. It's the major industrial port located in northern Colombia by the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of the Magdalena River. The city is not particularly attractive but it is famous throughout Latin America for its vibrant four-day carnival. Carnaval de Barranquilla is second only in size to Rio's but much more authentic. It's the largest street parade in Colombia with dance, music and masquerade parades. The carnival in Barranquilla is unique because of its cultural diversity, with the influence of Spanish, African and indigenous. The city is known as Curramba La Bella (Curramba the Beautiful) and Barranquilla people are often referred to as Curramberos (meaning 'party people').
We left Parque Tayrona early in the morning so we had one not completely full day for Barranquilla before taking an evening flight to Bogotá. Walking the streets of the city centre and the most pleasant district, El Prado, we came across several nice examples of Art Deco architecture, saw some of the sights, with Casa del Carnaval being the highlight, and had a lunch with typical food of Barranquilla.
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Written Sep 30, 2009
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