Barranquilla is the capital district of Atlántico Department in Colombia which also the main industrial, shopping, educational and cultural center of the Caribbean Region of Colombia
This city is famous for its Carnival of Barranquilla which holds every year and the second biggest carnival in America Latin
You need to visit Plaza De San Nicolas to start your city tour and taking some snaps in front of the historical yellow building Castillo de Salgar
Having an authentic Caribbean dish at Narcobollo restaurant may give you an amazing dinner experience before spending some nights at Hotel Pradomar
Plaza De San Nicolas established in the early 18th century is a good starting point on your journey in Barranquilla. Located in the historic center Barranquilla it is always worth exploring to get in touch with the city. The most eye-catching building in this plaza is the majestic church of San Nicolás de Tolentino and a house with colonial architecture, Lacorazza house is on the side of the plaza side to side with Banco Comercial de Barranquilla with neoclassical style.
The center city of Barranquilla is in the Paseo Bolivar where the city is getting expand and begins to rise from time to time. Marked with Bolivar Statue which situated in the center of the plaza, paseo Bolivar is surrounded by other city landmarks such as city hall and numerous commercial and financial buildings. Paseo de Bolivar always packed with locals and tourists and you need to give more attention to your belongings since there are pocket pickers.
Doing window shopping in Portal Del Prado Centro then grab some souvenirs in there, will giving you pleasure. Besides you get the things which you want, you also get cultural experience in Barranquilla. In this shopping center, you can find iconic souvenirs from Barranquilla such as hammock, Emerald, Ruana Poncho, and many more.
You need to have a bite of Arepas to mark your visit to Barranquilla. It is made of ground maize dough which usually served along with cheese, cuajada (fresh cheese), various meats, chicken, avocado. The taste of Arepas is basic and this dish often served in the tables of the locals as a daily meal.
The local of Barranquilla is mainly speak Coastal Spanish which has a unique variant and accent in every district. As part of the American Latin, people of Barranquilla really love to dance and Cumbia is one of the basic music rhythms which defines the city. You can have unforgettable cultural experiences by joining its Carnival of Barranquilla which held annually.
The best time to visit Barranquilla is from December to April, to get the festive energy of Carnival of Barranquilla preparation and the weather is undeniably fine to stroll the city.
Located on the beach, Hotel Pradomar offers you a panoramic view of the Caribbean sea and brings the sea breeze from its exotic wooden windows. From the terrace, you can embrace the warm sunshine while laying on the hammock. But when you want to stay in the city center, you may book a room at Hotel el Prado. The hotel located nearby some city landmarks such as Romelio Martinez Stadium and Centro Comercial Villa Country which only take some minutes to walk.
Narcobollo which mainly served Colombian restaurant is the right place to go when you want to get the real taste of Barranquilla. The spacious dining room with simple decor successfully brings the summer Caribbean atmosphere. On the other hand, El Celler offers Spain cuisine which has Barranquilla flavor from the traditional into the creative modern menu. The restaurant has a chic and vibrant atmosphere by its warm light and fine furniture.
When you want to try the original Colombian Coffee you may head to Juan Valdez Café which also offers sweet pastries. This cafe has indoor and outdoor seating, to make the customer get their most comfortable seat while enjoying the city's vibes with a cup of caffeine. Maybe you need something sweet to rising up your blood sugar, Heladeria Americana is the right place to go. This cafe offers many kinds of ice cream and small bite snack which can melt your exhausted away after strolling around the city.
La Troja is a bar in Barranquilla which has the most Caribbean ambiance since the people here always automatically dancing salsa in front of the bar when the music starts playing. The bar has a chic and vibrant atmosphere by its full-color artwork hanging in the wall which provides cold beers. But when you are looking for the best spot to enjoy the sun setting in Barranquilla while taking a sip of cocktails, you may grab a seat in Coco Beach. The bar has a see-through glass wall which possible to see the sun getting down to the horizon from every corner.
You have to visit Museo del Caribe to learn the history and culture of Colombia's Caribbean. In this museum, there are many collections which explain to you how the Colombian people life from the past until today. On the other hand, you have to make sure that joining the crowd of Carnival of Barranquilla is a part of your plan when visiting Barranquilla. This is the second biggest carnival for America Latin after Rio De Janeiro which always be awaited by the locals and tourists.
You need to bring a "yellow part" of Barranquilla to your Instagram feed by taking a snap in Castillo de Salgar. It is established in 1848 in the ruins of the old fortress of San Antonio which functioned as a prison, control point defence, school and nowadays become restaurant and event space. But, taking a photo in front of Catedral Metropolitana María Reina will complete your visit in Barranquilla. It takes 27 years to finish the construction of the Cathedral and the majestic vibes of this building will giving aesthetic value on your Instagram feed.