Plaza San Nicolas, Barranquilla

4.0
#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 on your trip to Barranquilla, use our Barranquilla holiday planner .
Create an itinerary including Plaza San Nicolas
map
Plaza San Nicolas Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5
80 reviews
Google
4.3
TripAdvisor
  • 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.
    View original
  • 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.
    View original
  • Renewed and suitable for tourism. One of the first churches of Barranquilla and one of the most beautiful.
    View original
Google
  • One of the architectural jewels of Barranquilla. After the restoration is stunning. Failure to recover more public space in its surroundings.
    View original
  • It is a traditional site of Barranquilla, it was remodeled and is now a place to visit and enjoy.
    View original
  • Beautiful church
    View original
  • For its historical value... It was the first square which had Barranquilla... Main square... Next to the Plaza de Bolívar ride...
    View original
  • This nicely remodeled
    View original

Plan your trip to Barranquilla

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

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.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Barranquilla by other users

6 days in Barranquilla BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Barranquilla BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Barranquilla BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Barranquilla BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Cartagena, Santa Marta & Barranquilla BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Barranquilla BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM MEXICO December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 51 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 21 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Barranquilla BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Colombia BY A USER FROM COLOMBIA November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans