Top Historical Places in Barranquilla

Are you looking to explore the history of Barranquilla through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Barranquilla including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Barranquilla. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Barranquilla ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Barranquilla, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Barranquilla for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Barranquilla with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Castillo De Salgar

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

    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 modificati...Read more
  2. Catedral Metropolitana Maria Reina

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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 and 38mts tall. A gigantic structure, the cath...Read more
  3. Plaza De La Paz

    Tags: Square, Cathedral

    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 too. The cathedral of Barranquilla stands at the...Read more
  4. Iglesia De La Inmaculada Concepcion

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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 beautiful image of Mary on the stained glass is a must...Read more
  5. Iglesia De San Nicolas De Tolentino

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Cathedral

    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.
  6. Paseo De Bolivar

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

    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 otherwise also a beautiful place for a stroll dow...Read more
  7. Parque Isla Salamanca

    Tags: National Park, Unesco Site, Bird Watching

    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 199 bird species. The island also proves helpf...Read more
  8. Cementerio Universal

    Tags: Statue, Cemetery, Tomb

    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.
  9. Estacion Montoya

    Tags: Historical Site

    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 is well maintained. There’s also a steam ...Read more