Castillo De Salgar, Barranquilla

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  • Address: a 13.5 Km de Barranquilla y 3 de Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 11:59 pm Details
  • Phone: +57-53714545
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Castillo De Salgar, Barranquilla

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 defence oriented although some minor modifications were added later. Today the place hosts a classic restaurant and an art gallery. There are cultural events that are performed there which can be attended with family and friends.

Castillo De Salgar Ticket Prices

  • Prices depend on the event being attended.

How To reach Castillo De Salgar by Public Transport

  • Located 15 kms north of Barranquilla. Taxi would cost around 20000 to 25000 pesos.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Castillo De Salgar

  • 64.81% of people who visit Barranquilla include Castillo De Salgar in their plan

  • 47.14% of people start their Castillo De Salgar visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Castillo De Salgar

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Castillo De Salgar

People normally club together La Troja and Bocas De Cenizas while planning their visit to Castillo De Salgar.

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Castillo De Salgar, Barranquilla Reviews

  • A great place where you make a pic nic and hang out with your friends and family. Sunscreen is needed if you want to visit it in a sunny day. There are not enough shadow spots nor many trees around. You can have fun and enjoy the great view that it has.

  • Excellent views!! Beautiful sunset!! But the castle" is closed very early :( at 5pm.. they should receive tourists till 7pm at least because the sunset offers beautiful views

  • Excellent view and the restaurants are really good ! The castle has comfortable places to stay.

  • Great views of the Atlantic, nice drinks at the museum, facilities a little lacking. But a great place to visit, great photos to be taken and it's free too... BUT: Don't walk alone or even in a pair (unless you are both pretty tough looking!) from the bus to the castle, especially after sunset. Two lads on a motorbike were robbing people on that quiet road the day we went, this is verified and locals in the town nearby will confirm this... Hopefully this doesn't put you off but be careful. The road isn't super long but is very quiet in spots and you're unlikely to get any of the houses to answer if you're in distress. The place is best reached by car, though you can get a bus from Kra 54 / Buenavista (make sure it's the one that goes to Pradomar... the yellow Puerto Colombia bus) Safety between the main road and the Castle aside, I would recommend this place!

  • Very nice place, also a great restaurant, you can make a very nice picnic and watch the sunset. High cliffs that give you a nice view of Caribbean sea. And Puerto Colombia

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