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Barranquilla

Country
Colombia
State
Antioquia
City
Barranquilla
Type of Location
Multiple
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How to Reach

By Air

Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, was built in Barranquilla in 1919, becoming the first airport in South America.The city is served by domestic and international flights.

By Bus

In the city a network of buses and minibuses routes are where fares vary depending on model (old) and amenities like air conditioning.These prices are visible in the windshield of the vehicle and range from COP 1,300 (USD $ 0.60) and COP 1,500 (USD $ 0.75).The bus transportation is the most used by the population.In 2001,the district administration started developing TransMetro metropolitan mass transit system.The system operates with articulated buses traveling on set lanes and stop at fixed stops.

Key places to visit
Bocas de Ceniza, Teatro Amira de la Rosa, Museo Romantico, Caribbean Cultural Park, Edificio Garcia, Barranquilla Zoo, Villa Country, Planetario de Barranquilla


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Places to Visit

Bocas de Ceniza

Bocas de Ceniza is the mouth of the Magdalena River in the Caribbean Sea.Its importance lies in accessing the port of Barranquilla.Occasionally trips are organized on river barges that depart from Las Flores to Bocas de Ceniza.There are also special excursions made by small boats along the river, enjoying the local restaurants and touring the nearby swamps.

Teatro Amira de la Rosa

Housed in a traditional strategic sector of the city at the confluence of the deep-rooted neighborhoods of El Prado, Montecristo and Abajo, this theatre, as well as venues such as the Coliseo Humberto Perea and Casa del Carnaval Colosseum has had an important role in cultural diffusion sinc 1982, with space for gatherings, presentations, meetings, concerts and exhibitions.

Museo Romantico

Is located in a Republican mansion inEl Prado district,showing objects from the history of the city. Costumes can be seen from the Carnival Queens to a replica of the old Abello ridge on the Paseo de Bolivar, through to the typewriter that Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote his first novel on, La Hojarasca.There are also letters of Simon Bolivar,photographs,albums,collections of newspapers, and other items that identify the history of the city.

Caribbean Cultural Park

Is ambitious cultural complex, unique in its kind in the Caribbean Region and Colombia. Conceived in the framework of the restoration of the historic center of the city, it promotes the natural, cultural and historical aspects of the Colombian Caribbean. It contains the Museo del Caribe, Biblioteca Infantil Piloto del Caribe, Biblioteca Mediateca Macondo (specializing in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez), a Documentation Centre, a Multi-Function Room and a public plaza outdoor theatre.The second phase of the development will be complemented by the Museo de Arte Moderno de Barranquill and Cinemateca del Caribe.Custom-Elbers cultural park. Plaza of the locomotive.

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