Barranquilla is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Barranquilla one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Barranquilla is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Barranquilla or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Barranquilla. Explore the historical monuments of Barranquilla with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Barranquilla guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Barranquilla page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Barranquilla landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Barranquilla.
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a 13.5 Km de Barranquilla y 3 de Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia
11:00 am - 11:59 pm
A military fortification built in 1848 on the ruins of a previous fort San Antonio. Castillo Salgar has served many purposes since then. Some of them being a military fortification, a prison, an institution for disabled and a university of arts. Its architecture is distinctively colonial with vast corridors and archways. The construction is mainly ...
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Cra 54 No 53-122, Barranquilla, Colombia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The Cathedral of Virgin Mary is a modern Cathedral whose construction took almost 30 years and was finished in the 80’s. Its unique modern architecture distinguishes it from all other cathedrals in terms of its sheer size and style. It can accommodate upto 4000 people with a plot of about 12,261 sqmt. The cathedral is 92 mts long, 38 mts wide...
Strategically located at the centre of the city of the city of Barranquilla Plaza de la Paz a huge open public square. The square was mainly constructed to accommodate the huge crowd who came to see Pope John Paul II on his Columbian visit in 1986. Other than that the Plaza is a regular favourite for festivities, celebration and sometimes protest t...
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Cl 70 Cra 56 y-57, Barranquilla, Colombia
08:00 am - 06:00 pm
A beautiful church located just minutes away from Hotel Del Prado. The church is dedicated to dogma of the Immaculate Conception by Mary, freeing her from all sins. It was constructed in late 40’s and was inaugurated by Bishop Carlos Valiente and has since then become one of the favourite places of worship for the local catholics. The beautif...
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race 42 No. 33-45, Center district, Barranquilla
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Located at the heart of the city St. Nicolas church has been under construction since the 17th century. A beautiful church with a strong Neo Gothic architecture it contains an invaluable relic, a piece of bone of St. Nicolas is embedded inside the altar. The San Nicolas Plaza is located just outside the church and is an important location for festivities and celebration.
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Paseo de Bolivar, Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia
One of the most important streets of Barranquilla for about 200 years and even today Paseo de Bolivar is the artery of the city. The street is the commercial and administrative hub of the city where a lot of offices are present along with many shopping & food outlets. There’s a statue of Simon Bolivar at the northern end. The street is ot...
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Km 11 via Santa Marta - Troncal del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia
08:30 am - 04:00 pm
A national park on the outskirts of Barranquilla Parque Isla Salamanca is an important place. It has awarded as Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2000. Created in 1964 the island protects a number of different species of flora and fauna. There are about 33 species of mammals, 98 species of invertebrates, 35 species of reptiles, 140 species of fish and...
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Calle 47 No 35-203, Barranquilla, Colombia
08:30 am - 05:00 pm
The first cemetery to be built in Barranquilla Cementerio Universal located on Calle 47 is a beautiful place to visit. The tombs, statues and buildings there give a very Spanish and at the same time gothic vibe to it. The air is cool and the place, serene, making it a nice spot for calm reflection and remember the bygone.
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Cl. 39, Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Named after the pioneer who brought steam engine to Columbia, Francisco Montoya, The station was opened by him in 1871. It is because of the railway that Columbia, especially Barranquilla, became such an important point for imports and exports in the Caribbean. The railway development bought commercial development along with it. Today the building ...