Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino, Barranquilla

4.3
#4 of 13 in Historic Sites in Barranquilla
Church Tourist Spot
Head to Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino, a cathedral of Roman Catholic denomination and a storied building of Gothic tradition that attracts scores of tourists every year. It took a staggering 300 years to build, from the early 17th century to the late 19th century; today, it presides over the square with its intricate yet grandiose architecture. A successful renovation in 2009 transformed the building into a local treasure. Do some research beforehand, as the church sometimes closes for cleaning and there is no public access on these days. Make Iglesia de San Nicolas de Tolentino a centerpiece of your Barranquilla vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Barranquilla trip itinerary planner.
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  • This rescue of the city is beautiful, this I call back to the life of the Center. the Park rebuilt in this jewel is very beautiful
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  • I loved the design of this church in the Centre of the city. The colors, the walls, the style. Excellent to take a postcard.
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  • Lovely place with beautiful surrounds right downtown. This beautiful cathedral is the focal point of downtown. If it is open by all means go inside.  more »
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  • A beautiful and magic place, you can make great photographs or have fun around the square
  • Heritage from my barranquilla
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  • That part of the history of the city Grill is a very old site
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  • Get the darkness and illuminated Church see
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  • Located in the Centre of the old town of Barranquilla, was core social and commercial activity of the city until the middle of the 20th century.
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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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