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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
Phone Number:
3720582
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Mon - Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri 08:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00

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A different concept on a regional tradition museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Thank hmatallana
Greater Cincinnati
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 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.

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Thank Geovanny B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 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 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 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 

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Medellin, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Our visit to this museum was kind of bitter sweet. We actually learnt a lot by reading add seeing the videos, but that's basically all there is. We liked the info, but were expecting something more involving, interactive, perhaps. If your have children, this might not be the place, unless they're avid readers. Also, for non-Spanish speakers this place is... More 

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Atlantico Department, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I really like how well this museum flows. It tells a story about the Caribbean coast and is easy to follow (provided you speak/read Spanish!). Quite a few exhibits were out of order but it's still a good place to visit.

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65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

El Museo del Caribe is a must see and experience. It's an interactive museum - you can touch many of the exhibits, you can even learn how to dance. The people from Barranquilla consider themselves more Caribbean than Colombian.

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