Monumento a la Ventana al Mundo
This impressive monument located in the heart of Barranquilla represents an open window to the world.
With its unique architectural design, the Monumento a la Ventana al Mundo symbolizes the openness and connection of the city to other cultures and places around the globe.
The monument is a main icon of Barranquilla and serves as an important landmark in the city, providing a panoramic and inspiring view of its cosmopolitan identity to the world.
Plaza de la Aduana
The Plaza de la Aduana is a gathering point and an important public space in the city of Barranquilla. Surrounded by beautiful colonial buildings, the plaza offers a charming and picturesque atmosphere to find tranquility and relaxation during a trip, thanks to its landscaped areas, fountains and benches to enjoy the surroundings.
At the center of the plaza stands a statue of General José de San Martín, one of the heroes of South American independence. The statue pays tribute to his contribution to the fight for freedom in the region.
It is also a venue for cultural events and festivals throughout the year. From open-air concerts to craft fairs, the plaza comes alive with a variety of activities that reflect the identity and culture of Barranquilla.
Additionally, the plaza is an ideal starting point to explore the historic center of the city. Just a few steps away, you can find other points of interest, such as the Metropolitan Cathedral María Reina and the Casa del Carnaval.
Casa del Carnaval
The Casa del Carnaval in Barranquilla is an iconic and culturally significant place that celebrates the city's most important festivity: the Carnival.
Located in the El Prado neighborhood, this museum house offers an immersive experience in the history, traditions, and music of the Barranquilla Carnaval.
Inside, the visitors can explore interactive and multimedia exhibitions showcasing the diversity and cultural richness of this festivity, declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Elaborated costumes, masks, musical instruments and other objects related to the event can be admired in this house.
Casa del Carnaval organizes educational activities and workshops where visitors can learn about different traditional dances and rhythms, such as cumbia and mapalé. Dance classes are also offered for those who want to immerse themselves in the festive spirit of the Colombian carnival.
Malecón de Barranquilla
The malecón de Barranquilla is located along the Magdalena River, becoming one of the most emblematic spaces of the city.
With a length of 2 kilometers, the malecón features wide green spaces and a variety of leafy trees that provide shade and a cool atmosphere for all visitors. They can also enjoy pleasant walks while appreciating the river landscape and the sea breeze.
Along the malecón, you can find numerous benches and resting areas where you can sit and enjoy the view of the river. Additionally, there are children's playgrounds, ideal for little ones to have fun while adults enjoy a moment of tranquility amidst nature.
The malecón also offers a great variety of restaurants and cafes with outdoor terraces, where you can taste traditional dishes of the region and enjoy the local gastronomy. During the evenings and weekends, the malecón comes to life with the presence of street artists and musicians who entertain passersby with their talent.
Furthermore, cultural events and festivals take place in this area, providing additional entertainment to the visitors.