Sala del carnaval Elsa Caridi, Barranquilla

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Explore the rich carnival history of Baranquilla at Sala del carnaval Elsa Caridi, a museum dedicated to displaying masks and other carnival memorabilia as a celebration and study of the tradition. A large collection of photographs and moving images on display further enhance the experience of carnival culture. Those interested in folklore and arts and crafts will find plenty of interest here, particularly in the African and Arawak influences. The air-conditioned building provides some relief if the weather is hot. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Barranquilla holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Sala del carnaval Elsa Caridi and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Been closed during all days of the Carnival. We tourists couldn't meet. What's the point?
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  • They start with a video in Spanish with English subtitles. It explains the background and history of Carnival. You can stand in front of a picture that dresses you in a costume, and you can listen to ...  more »
  • Site dedicated to the preservation of the Carnival, you can see from documentaries on the history of this world heritage site, exhibition of costumes, masks and enjoy your music.
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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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