The Best Things To Do in Barranquilla

This is an all encompassing city with miniature retreats of all kinds, providing a vast array of options when it comes to things to do in Barranquilla. There are cathedrals and churches, farmlands, amazing museums, art galleries, etc. You will find something and some place here for all your whims and moods. There are amazing bars and pubs, where you can let your hair down and just relax. There are beautiful parks, specially curated to keep the fresh air coming in the vastness of the city, while there are modern museums, showcasing the best and the most hard to get by pieces of art.

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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Barranquilla, Colombia

Must see places in Barranquilla ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Barranquilla and point of interests to visit.

  1. Museo Del Caribe

    #1 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Museo Del Caribe

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: at Parque Cultural del Caribe | Calle 36 Nº 46-66, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Caribbean museum is located within the Caribbean cultural park and was opened to public in 2009. Being the first regional museum it houses a lot of collections which describe the evolution of Cari...Read more

  2. Zoo Of The City Of Barranquilla

    #2 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Zoo Of The City Of Barranquilla

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Zoo, Aquarium

    Address: Calle 77 68-40, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    An interesting place to visit to see different kind of animals and trees. The Zoo has about 500 animals and 140 species. From a humble beginning in 1952 as a small nursery to a full-fledged zoo with a...Read more

  3. Castillo De Salgar

    #3 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Castillo De Salgar

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Gallery, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: a 13.5 Km de Barranquilla y 3 de Puerto Colombia, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 11:00 am - 11:59 pm Details

    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 insti...Read more

  4. Bocas De Cenizas

    #4 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Bocas De Cenizas

    Tags: Outdoors, Geological Formation, Park, Nature

    Address: Calle 106 con Carrera 89, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    The Bocas de Cenizas is a canal that starts at the mouth of River Magdalena where it joins the Caribbean sea and is quite famous for its boating. The view from the pier as well as on route is breath-t...Read more

  5. Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina

    #5 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Cra 54 No 53-122, Barranquilla, Colombia

    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...Read more

  6. Plaza San Nicolas

    #6 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Plaza San Nicolas

    Tags: Outdoors, Landmark, Walking Area

    Address: Avenida la Paz, Calle 33B, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Plaza San Nicolas is located at the heart of the city and was, in many ways, the heart of the city. The plaza is right in front of the cathedral of San Nicolas. A large open space where cultural g...Read more

  7. Centro Comercial Buenavista

    #7 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Centro Comercial Buenavista

    Tags: Tour, Entertainment, Shopping Center, Specialty Shop

    Address: Calle 98 Cra. 52-115, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    A shopping mall sprawling over 12000 sqft that has everything you can think of under its roof. From famous foreign brands such as Gucci, addidas, marks and Spencer and a lot more to accessories, jewel...Read more

  8. Plaza De La Paz

    #8 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Plaza De La Paz

    Tags: Square, Cathedral

    Address: Calle 53, Barranquilla, Atlantico, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 P...Read more

  9. Sala Del Carnaval Elsa Caridi

    #9 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Sala Del Carnaval Elsa Caridi

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Cra 54 No 49B-39, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    Casa Carnival is small but efficient museum displaying many carnival related stuff like costumes, masks and props. It’s an interactive museum which shows Audio visual content and explains the ri...Read more

  10. Antiguo Edificio De La Aduana

    #10 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Antiguo Edificio De La Aduana

    Tags: Landmark, Architecture

    Address: Via 40 #36 - 135, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    The Old customs house is a cultural centre of the city and houses libraries and archives. The building looks like a classic republican colonial building with a bright yellow shade and a brilliant view...Read more

  11. La Troja

    #11 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    La Troja

    Tags: Food And Drinks, Pubs

    Address: Calle 74 con 44, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 03:00 pm - 11:59 pm Details

    A place so famous you ask anyone and they’ll point you towards it. La Troja is a fun filled pub located on Calle 74 where you can have some of the best Salsa action going on. The place is perfec...Read more

  12. Iglesia De La Inmaculada Concepcion

    #12 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Iglesia De La Inmaculada Concepcion

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: Cl 70 Cra 56 y-57, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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&rsquo...Read more

  13. Malecon Leon Caridi

    #13 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Malecon Leon Caridi

    Tags: Walking Area, Tourist Center

    Address: Avenida del Rio, Barranquilla, Colombia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The Malecon Leon Caridi is a beautiful walkway built right adjacent to the river Magdalena. The walkway is about 80mts wide and 700mts long running parallel to the river. It’s a nice calm place ...Read more

  14. Iglesia De San Nicolas De Tolentino

    #14 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Iglesia De San Nicolas De Tolentino

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    Address: race 42 No. 33-45, Center district, Barranquilla

    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 piec...Read more

  15. Paseo De Bolivar

    #15 of 31 Things To Do in Barranquilla
    Paseo De Bolivar

    Tags: Statue, Food And Drinks, Street Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Paseo de Bolivar, Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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...Read more

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