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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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09:00 - 18:00
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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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Great displays

I enjoyed the graphics & artifacts. The opening presentation was very cool. I don't speak fluently, so I couldn't understand everything, but I still enjoyed it.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Whitney N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the graphics & artifacts. The opening presentation was very cool. I don't speak fluently, so I couldn't understand everything, but I still enjoyed it.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is in Spanish only. So it's not really worth going if you can't understand or read as there is a lot of reading to do. The museum is divided in different sections. Each floor covers a different topic. Personally I was disappointed. The "music floor" only had video installations of people playing music but no explanations about the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This modern museum shows both the history of Barranquilla and the history of the carribean as a whole. There was a lot of information on native tribes, their customs, language, folklore etc. The displays are interesting and worth a visit.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

It was nice. Have a great bulging for showing everything you need to know about Caribbean people from Colombia. Maybes I was expecting more fun and not that learning. They should show everything at least in English too.

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Orange County, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

In spite of reading other reviewers and their caution of medium to advanced Spanish proficiency, we felt it was necessary to visit one museum to get a sense of this area and of the history. We achieved neither, as without Spanish the mostly interactive exhibits meant nothing to us. The staff although friendly, are not trained to assist with translations... More 

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washington dc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is a beautifully designed and curated museum -- really I had no idea that Barranquilla would have such an excellent museum. Highly recommended to anyone visiting this area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I learned something about Colombians Caribbeans, their folklore , music. Building have 4th floors with several rooms to appreciate their culture. If you want to spend an hour and half or so to learn about history then this is the place in town.

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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I did have a good time going through this so called museum however I felt that there is so much more to Barranquilla and this was not totally represented I am not suggesting by any means that its not worth a visit but choose the timing of your visit carefully as the neighborhood is not a safe one

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This place helps you appreciate being in this part of Colombia and understanding its history and culture. Unfortunately, it has very little content in English nor any guides that are speak anything beside Spanish. A barrier for foreign tourists.

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I visited the museum this past week and I was quite taken aback. If you haven't seen it before, the building itself is an architectural masterpiece and what's inside is truly inspiring. My tour began with a quick elevator ride up to the top floor followed by an educational descent through various exhibits extolling the history and benefits of Caribbean... More 

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