Museo del Caribe, Barranquilla

Visit the first regional museum in the country at Museo del Caribe, a hub of culture and education in Caribbean Culture Park. Exhibits include displays of the area’s natural landscape and about Gabriel Garcia Marquez, an author and recipient of the 1982 Nobel Peace Prize for Literature. Do not miss the audio exhibits of indigenous peoples around Columbia, where you can listen to their various dialects. Be aware that the attraction does not offer English explanations on the exhibits, nor does it offer English audio guides. To visit Museo del Caribe and other attractions in Barranquilla, use our Barranquilla visit planner.
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  • See in this museum part of our coastal customs and Gabo machine that I use crazy me joy that you save all this
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  • A magical place. NET expression of our Caribbean culture. Caribbean architecture and above all friendly
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  • The Museum is a nice choice to start a day relaxed and reflects through the music, indigenous peoples and the oral tradition of the Colombian Caribbean. A room with a video about Garcia Marquez and the years he spent in Barranquilla
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  • Great place to get to know the artists of the Atlantic
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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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