Plaza San Nicolas, Barranquilla

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#4 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 .
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  • The Barranquilla visityar and pasrv by the statue of the Libertado Simón Bolívar, is necessary to reach the Saint nicolas square, where was born Barranquilla
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  • How much crazy and people on the street, wandering around, trying to catch the first unsuspecting; It is not a place where you want to be. Rather boring. If the idea is to take a photo of the Cathedral, see, take it and seizes a taxi and salt running from there. After 6 pm as in almost all the city, they send the coletos and robbers. The architecture of the Cathedral is cute, but as in other attractions of the city, the only building is not tourism, does lack life, events and security.
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  • 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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  • Despite having been restored a few years ago, the square is once again invaded by informal trade. The Church is beautiful and very well preserved. I hope people get to appreciate the beauty of this foundational Barranquilla plaza and look after their heritage.
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  • It is one of the most emblematic sites of Barranquilla. It was recently remodeled and became a park that would serve as environment for developing tourism, which in turn would be connected to the traditional trade of Center of Barranquilla. The security sector during the day is acceptable, not recommended for night time. As a disadvantage, there is a series of street vendors, who not only ruin the sector, but it limited the freedom of movement. Also missing is of an imposed tourist to give you the real importance that has this old regional stronghold.
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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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