Museo del Caribe, Barranquilla

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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. Take a look at our Barranquilla vacation generator to schedule your visit to Museo del Caribe and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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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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  • I was surprised by this Museum. It doesn't seem like much but it does have very good displays and information about the Colombian Caribbean culture, on how it arose from a clash of cultures from Afric...  more »
  • Went there with a few friends that are locals. We all learned a lot about Barranquilla, and the Caribbean area. The staff are very friendly and great tour guides.  more »
  • The castles neatly kept and the area is beautiful. I'm not much on museums but I had to check it out I was not disappointed all the information translated both in English and Spanish gave me a great I...  more »
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