Museo Romántico


The confusingly named Museo Romántico is actually a museum of the city's history, featuring quirky exhibits relating to Barranquilla's past, its famous carnival and some of the greats of history who have passed through the city, including Simón Bolívar and Gabriel García Márquez.

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1. Museo de Antropología

0.28 MILES

On the 1st floor of the building of the Universidad del Atlántico, this museum displays a small collection of pre-Columbian pottery from different regions…

2. Catedral Metropolitana

0.53 MILES

This modern cathedral was completed in 1982. Don't be put off by its squat, heavy, somewhat bunkerlike exterior – go inside. The beautiful interior…

3. Museo de Arte Moderno

0.66 MILES

Barranquilla's best art museum fills its space with rotating exhibitions from its larger permanent collection, which includes nationally renowned painters…

4. Iglesia de San Nicolás

1.52 MILES

This mock-Gothic church halfway along Paseo Bolívar is worth entering for its main altarpiece and pulpit.