Plaza San Nicolas, Barranquilla

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#3 of 13 in Historic Sites in Barranquilla
A visit to Barranquilla would feel incomplete without a visit to its social and cultural epicenter, Plaza San Nicolas--home to a magnificent church and a bustling market. The square and church underwent a comprehensive restoration from 2009 to 2011, breathing new life and color into the area. Marvel at the 18th-century church's ornate red and white facade, flanked by two towers. The market that takes place here is huge, vibrant, and full of affordable snacks and goods. Take a camera along to capture the renewed splendor of this plaza. To visit Plaza San Nicolas and other attractions in Barranquilla, use our Barranquilla vacation planner.
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  • July 9, 2017
    I was surprised to see how this place was restored and now is part of the historic city centre circuit. Pleasantly surprised with the change that has lived in the city.
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  • April 21, 2017
    City not only amazed by the fact of having been remodeled the place and have remodeled and renovated the Church of St. Nicholas fate for the recovery of public space and the Elimination of illegal markets. Today day looks not so pretty, as at the beginning, but still almost ready to relocate street vendors and the constructions of the environment be improved. This square is one of the very few that exist in Barranquilla, its first cathedral, the better benchmark for the city in the area of its historic center by having grown and developed to its around and place required for taking pictures, shopping at affordable prices, share with friends and family great meals and stay up late in their surroundings. Don't miss the Plaza de San Nicolas. It is an obligatory appointment.
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  • March 18, 2017
    Renewed and suitable for tourism. One of the first churches of Barranquilla and one of the most beautiful.
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  • May 17, 2017
    One of the architectural jewels of Barranquilla. After the restoration is stunning. Failure to recover more public space in its surroundings.
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  • July 15, 2017
    It is a traditional site of Barranquilla, it was remodeled and is now a place to visit and enjoy.
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  • July 13, 2017
    Beautiful church
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  • March 9, 2017
    For its historical value... It was the first square which had Barranquilla... Main square... Next to the Plaza de Bolívar ride...
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  • April 17, 2017
    This nicely remodeled
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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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