Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, Barranquilla

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Soccer fans and those interested in sporting architecture should check out Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez, the multi-purpose stadium of Atletico Junior and Colombia's national soccer team. Built with a capacity of just under 50,000 in time for Colombia's bid to host the 1986 World Cup, the stadium has since accommodated national concerts and various soccer events. The day-to-day here now includes fully guided tours of the museum and the stadium itself. If your visit coincides with a match, tickets are generally available at the door so don't worry too much about booking ahead. Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Melendez is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Barranquilla Edition.
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  • Super cute House our selection very fun with our selection of very well organized people
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  • This stage is where he plays the selection Colombia and the junior of barranquilla, is recognized as a stadium where the heat and humidity. When playing on the day, the sun hits much the stands Eastern South and North; in South and North until 4:30 and East until 5 pm. Eye logistics is very desorgaizada, large riots if the party is important, can steal and if you don't arrive early and the stadium is full, you can even stay without position in popular forums. I recommend arriving early and use public transport
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  • Thanks to the "underground", Barranquilla won to be the home of the Colombia national football team. There across the country has cried of joy and sorrow whenever the football we subtract from the reality. Be there and witness how 50,000 people sing the national anthem to all lung is an indescribable feeling. If you are Barranquilla do not stop to visit a stadium that is not only the heritage of the baranquilleros, but of all Colombians.
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  • The great El Flaco Melendez was the most powerful player in the world, El Flaco was known to able to kick goals half field! That's almost the 50 yard line in american football. The founders, The Melendez Family have always had the most powerful legs in the Soccer/futbal world and anyone that has seen them would admire the power of them. This is how this stadium earned its name and also was one of the major founders of Junior soccer team, raising Barranquilla in a positive light to becoming one of the most noticeable cities (besides Bogota) in the world to Visit.
  • Such an amazing stadium, best one in Colombia...
  • Massive venue. Surroundings are not quite safe so keep your eyes on your belongings at all times.
  • The best football pitch in America
  • While you seated is great, it has nasty WC and its surroundings are the worst experience ever. Watch out outside for your belongings!

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Where to stay in Barranquilla

Equipped to host the largest festival in the country, Barranquilla has a good set of accommodations catering to a range of tastes, budgets, and interests. Either side of Carrera 46, find pristine chain hotels and smaller independent options with extensive amenities, such as rooftop swimming pools, modern spas, and popular restaurants. Look to the more residential areas for budget-friendly guesthouses, and consider booking a rental apartment if planning on a longer stay. Economical options cluster around Paseo Bolivar, but note the area can be rather sketchy. Be sure to reserve well in advance if planning on visiting for Mardi Gras in February.
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