Plaza de la Paz - John Paul II, Barranquilla

Built to accommodate the crowds that would await Pope John Paul II, Plaza de la Paz - John Paul II sits strategically in the center of the city. Today it hosts numerous events of importance, including presidential speeches, cultural performances, and protests. Combine a stroll through the square with a visit to the cathedral visible in the background. If you're in the mood for some retail therapy, head to the shopping center right across from the square. To plan Barranquilla vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.
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  • Always sell it as a tourist and really it is not. It's only cement and ready, you can admire the beautiful architecture of the Cathedral for 10 minutes and then to suffer eternal boredom. I do not recommend to tourists because they are bored; people like pandillezco everywhere; people entering the Portal del Prado comes and goes but because being consumed within the Mall. I believe that life shopping mall gives it to you, if it wasn't there, it was lonely and dangerous because there are no activities, lacks it life, public events and not the Portal private consumption.
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  • It's no big deal, but it is close to the Mall. When you go shopping, it costs nothing to check.
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  • Located in one of the sites with more history of the city. From its inception this Cathedral Mary Queen of modern style. In this first space, its beginning, is the area's performances, wide and easy access. Later, at a second level is the green area with trees that provide shade and quiet trails. There runs a space - gallery of the Ministry of culture of the district, and at the end is a CAI, Centre of attention of the police. It has underground parking. Among the plans is its expansion with more green areas. It is a very safe space, used by young people to skating, jogging, bicycle handle, raise kites. There are shopping malls, housing projects, schools and city Transmetro service station around its central magnificent.
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  • Nice and relaxing with street art performance s and music in the evenings..big flat surface surrounded by seating areas, perfect for rollerblading, skateboarding, dancing etc..
  • Great church and landscape from a representative Barranquilla point view
  • Nice clean place with a variety of cultural events. Great meeting point.
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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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