Barranquilla, in Atlantico, is a city of round and about 1,400,000 residents.
Bogota, the national capital, is located 440 miles (708 kilometers) south of Barranquilla, while Medellin lies 330 miles (531 kilometers) to the south.
To enjoy some retail therapy while you are in the city, browse some of its busy retail hubs. Go window shopping or people watching in Americano Mall, Buenavista Commercial Center or Unico Mall.
Bring your family to a visit to Barranquilla Zoo, the major zoo in the region. Ask at the entrance about educational talks and discover some of the zoo’s most popular inhabitants.
In this culture-loving city, be sure to investigate some of the remarkable cultural centers and museums, including the Museum of the Caribbean, where families can learn and be challenged. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere, ask about the historical themes, buy something from the gift shop or just enjoy the treasures of the past.
An iconic religious building, one of the most popular of the many heritage sites in the city, is the Barranquilla Cathedral. Visit this special place to learn about its symbolic significance and then take your time to study its design.