Barranquilla City Guide
The City of Barranquilla is a vivid, cosmpolitan and industrial city located in the northern Caribbean Coast region of Colombia. Barranquilla is the largest city and port in this region, and it is also Colombia's fourth most populous city (population approx. 2 million) after cities like Bogotá (approx. 8 million), Medellín (approx. 3.8 million), and Cali (approx. 2.5 million).
Culture & Tourism
Barranquilla is a unique city that is rich in culture, music, and life. The Centro Histórico of Barranquilla is a nationally protected site by the Ministry of Culture. Some touristic landmarks include: the Caribbean Cultural Park, the Historic Center of Barranquilla, the Romantic Museum, the San Nicolás de Tolentino Church, the Museum of the Caribbean, the Amira de la Rosa Theater, the San Roque Church, Bocas de Ceniza, Barranquilla's Zoo, Plaza de San Nicolás, and many more.
Modern malls such as the Buenavista, Villa Country, and Country Plaza beckon with their spacious shops while more exclusive boutiques by leading designers such as Beatriz Camacho, Judy Hazbún and Silvia Tcherassi operate out of beautifully renovated Republican-style houses and smaller open shopping centers like Las Palmas Mall. For Francesca Miranda, a leading fashion designer, Barranquilla and style are synonymous. "People here want to look beautiful", she says.
Barranquilla is best enjoyed outdoors and its proximity to the coast offers the visitor not only stunning views of the Caribbean from look-out points such as the Salgar Fortress, but also beaches for swimming and surfing such as Puerto Velero, Santa Veronica, Caño Dulce, Sabanilla and Pradomar.
6 reasons to come and learn Spanish with us
Colombia is a diverse country with many regions and cultures. It is recognized in Latin America for its excellent Spanish.
Barranquilla is located on the Colombian Caribbean coast in the Atlántico region. This region is full of sandy beaches, historical sites and is surrounded by charming cities like Cartagena and Santa Marta.
Barranquilla is the epicenter of cultural and artistic development in Colombia. We are the proud home of Shakira and Sofia Vergara. It is also the place where Nobel Prize winner García Márquez was inspired to write many of his famous works.
Barranquilla is the capital of joy. The only risk of coming is you wanting to stay! We are happy, hard working and authentic people with constant smiles on our faces!
The Universidad del Norte is one of the best universities in Colombia, known for its academic excellence. Our program, accredited by the Cervantes Institute, is known for its innovative teaching methodology and its dedicated, experienced professors.
Last but not least, Barranquilla is known worldwide for its Carnival. In 2002, UNESCO declared the Carnival of Barranquilla as a World Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.