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Barranquilla, also known as “la Arenosa” (the Sandy) and “Curramba la Bella” (Curramba the beautiful), is one of Colombia’s major cities, as well as a key tourist destination for locals and foreigners.

This city, where the long journey of the Magdalena River comes to an end, is home to a many great musicians, writers, and painters. It is also the stage of one of the country’s most important celebrations: the Carnival of Barranquilla

Joy, music, and tradition are so much a part of this Colombian city, down to each of its squares and streets, that every day feels like a real carnival. The charm, warmth, and energy of the people of Barranquilla captivate the city’s visitors. The famed quote from singer Joe Arroyo, “in Barranquilla I’ll stay,” reflects the sentiment of many upon visiting this beautiful city.

Thanks to its favorable geography, Barranquilla, capital of the Atlántico Department, has one of the most important ports in the whole country. Thanks to this famous port, Barranquilla is also known as the “Golden Gate” of Colombia. Barranquilla’s port, in addition to other factors, has allowed it to position itself as a city with high potential for economic and industrial development.

Colombia Travel – Barranquilla