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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  • Located in a central place and although it is not very big. It is cozy and has a good sample of what represents the Carnival. There is a room where to have a guide with great patience and excellent service.
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  • The room is small and I think that the Carnival is the jewel of the Baranquilleros more languages in the room for better understanding of foreigners should be managed. It is good folk sample. It would be good when playing on the screen with the Carnival outfit you could print the photo, it would be a nice souvenir.
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  • Barranquilla has great knowledge of history of the beautiful curramba places, but if you want to know more about the Carnival of barranquilla you must visit the home of the Carnival this is the ideal place to learn about its history.
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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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