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Top Choice Pizza in Barranquilla

Pizzeria The Meeting Point

Known as hands-down Barranquilla's best pizza restaurant, this friendly and informal place also just happens to be run by the same team who do the city's best hostel, with which it shares its premises. The pizza her…
Mardi Gras in Barranquilla

Carnaval de Barranquilla

This is one of the continent's biggest street parties. It's held in February on the four days before Ash Wednesday, so the date changes each year. Much like the carnival in Rio de Janeiro, there are street bands, ma…
Lebanese in Barranquilla

Arabe Gourmet

This rather high-end place has the feel of a private members club, and is indeed housed in a grand turn-of-the-century mansion complete with valet parking. However, the prices are exceptionally reasonable for food t…
Museum in Barranquilla

Museo del Caribe

A very smart, modernistic, multimedia-heavy permanent exhibition detailing the culture, history, nature and people of Colombia's Carribbean. You're advised by staff to start on the upper floor and work your way down…
Italian in Barranquilla

Montecchi e Capuleti

This Italian place gets it all right, with an interesting and varied menu (focused on its specialty, bruschetta) and daily changing specials. It's cozy, has a good wine cellar and the staff are charming and friendly…
Museum in Barranquilla

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 thro…
Museum in Barranquilla

Museo de Arte Moderno

Barranquilla's best art museum fills its space with rotating exhibitions from its larger permanent collection, which includes nationally renowned painters such as Alejandro Obregón. There are also temporary visiting…
Museum in Barranquilla

Museo de Antropología

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, including pieces from the Calima, Tumaco and Nariño culture…
Church in Barranquilla

Catedral Metropolitana

This modern cathedral was completed in 1982. Don't be put off by its squat, heavy, somewhat bunkerlike exterior – go inside. The beautiful interior features a number of impressive and large stained-glass windows.
Church in Barranquilla

Iglesia de San Nicolás

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