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Museo del Caribe

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Address: Calle 36 #46-66 | Centro Historico, Parque Cultural del Caribe, Barranquilla 080000, Colombia
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Great history

Went there with a few friends that are locals. We all learned a lot about Barranquilla, and the Caribbean area. The staff are very friendly and great tour guides.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Doanld F
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a few friends that are locals. We all learned a lot about Barranquilla, and the Caribbean area. The staff are very friendly and great tour guides.

Thank Doanld F
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

The castles neatly kept and the area is beautiful. I'm not much on museums but I had to check it out I was not disappointed all the information translated both in English and Spanish gave me a great Insight on where we've come from since the Spanish invasion of Colombia

Thank Texasbilly1
Miami, Florida
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15 reviews
Reviewed April 4, 2017 via mobile

Impressed with this place, exellent museum to learn about the history and culture of Colombia, videos about different native tribes and musical rhythms are extraordinary.

Thank Lester C
Cartagena, Colombia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2017

The museum gives you a great trip of the historical and cultural development of the Caribbean Region of Colombia, it's fauna an rich-full vegetation. Through videos and interactive rooms the museum displays the indigenous origins, the migratory influence, the rich fauna and flora and the culture. Starting with a room devoted to the Literature Nobel Price winner Gabriel Garcia-Marquez ending... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I really appreciate that this museum is trying to create a platform to feature voices that historically have been silenced or ignored and incorporate aspects of Caribbean daily life through the ages as well as larger cultural trends and famous historical figures. However, the fact that the exhibits were almost all digital I found off-putting, especially since the audio and... More 

Thank erose_leaves
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13 reviews
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

I really enjoyed this museum, especially the first floor where the music from Colombia's coast is presented.

Thank hmatallana
Greater Cincinnati
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2017

very educational about the country and how it became so culturally inclusive. love the interactive displays

Thank kmashawn80
Santa Marta, Colombia
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017

A nice place where you can come and find a showcase of the most representative facts and things about the beautiful and rich Colombian Caribbean culture.

Thank Geovanny B
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18 reviews
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

This museum is a most on your trip to Barranquilla. The museum is small but is very modern, it's even being refurbished for a new look. The museum is mostly interactive and has a lot of audio and video to help you understand how the Costeño culture shaped the region with all the different local natives and the coming of... More 

Thank Miguel P
Barranquilla, Colombia
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 2, 2017

I think this is the only (real) museum in the city. Theres the Museo Romantico and the Museo de Arte Moderno but sometimes they are not open or something happened and they look really empty...but Museo del Caribe is the only one open all the time, with a nice collection and remarkable work of gabriel garcia marquez, about immigrants, about... More 

Thank Karen A

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