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Barranquilla Attractions: Things to do in Barranquilla
"The castle and grounds is a wonderful place to spend a day, walking on the well kept and sunny landscape listening to the brake of the waves against the rocks and the beach. The castle is now remodeled to held conventions and social events, very spacious. The restaurant comfortable and air condition..."ed has excellent chefs and the especially the fish is prepared fresh and with the unique taste and Cuisine that is famous of that particular Caribbean City. The friendly staff make your dinning experience very pleasurable.
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"On our visit to Barranquilla, we had a unique opportunity to visit to Bocas de Ceniza where the Rio Magdalena joins the Caribbean Sea, on a “Pilot Boat.”
The day was a typical warm and sunny day but by the time we arrived at the pier’s turned to be very windy. Two pilots were aboard the small vess..."el ready to meet a big cargo ship coming from USA and guide it through the tricky and dangerous route of Bocas de Ceniza, to the port. The scenery navigating to the river is beautiful with small villages on the banks of the river. At we progressed, the river the weather was getting windier and the water aggressive; by the time we arrived at the mouth of the sea, big waves covered our small boat and we felt like we were in a toy boat at their mercy. The captain was amazing skillful and give us a feeling of security.
The two pilots stepped outside while the captain maneuvered the boat closer to the ship without been too close or the boat will crash and the pilots ‘life will be put at risk....
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"This old mansion was donated by the daughter of a German-Jewish family, Carmen Freud.
The museum, tells the history of the city and its culture, beginning with the most famous event, the carnival. Has some of the costumes used by the carnival queens, some history of Simon Bolivar along with his lett..."ers, vintage records and the history of prominent families.
It is a charming small museum.
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