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Top Choice Pizza in Barranquilla

Pizzeria the Meeting Point

With its simple stools and tables on an enclosed porch, Italian-run Meeting Point looks more fast-food joint than promising pizzeria. But don't be too quick to judge. These are hands down Barranquilla's best pies: f…
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…
Stadium in Barranquilla

Estadio Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez

Barranquilla's impressive soccer stadium was built for Colombia's unsuccessful bid to host the 1986 FIFA World Cup. It is here, not in Bogotá, that the Colombian national team play their home games. It's also home t…
Lebanese in Barranquilla

Arabe Gourmet

This rather high-end place has the feel of a private 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 this fres…
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 a cozy bistro-style place with a good wine cellar, and the staff are…
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.