Barranquilla, enjoy yours charms in two days
In the best corner of Colombia, right in the mouth of the most important fluvial artery of the country where the Magdalena River and the Caribbean Sea face each other, there you can find Barranquilla. Entry and exit door of the national economy, which is called to play a leadership role in tourism and to become a large national center of logistics services.
La Arenosa (The Sandy), Puerta de Oro de Colombia (Colombia Golden Door) and Curramba la Bella (Curramba the beauty) are just some of the names that have been given to it for years, inspired by its characteristics and its importance for the country development throughout history. There are many qualities this city has, a city that paints its streets with the colors and music of carnival at the beginning of March, a declared Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. A party enriched by the Barranquilleros traditions, creativity and flavor, people who are great hosts of joy in the world. Its interesting gastronomy makes possible to enjoy a fried fish in the Cabrito Express, a restaurant by the river in the Plaza del Rio Grande de la Magdalena, or even the butifarras, a mixture of pork, with salt, pepper and a touch of lemon, in the tribunes of the Metropolitan Stadium while it is playing the Junior or the Colombian Selection, they are a “must” of any worthy trip, to discover just in two days, their most important places.
Starting the morning in the charming fishing district of Las Flores is a must-see. Anchored on the banks of the Magdalena River, it reflects the daily fishing activity of the navigators that cross Bocas de Ceniza every day. In its many restaurants and viewpoints with placid views of the river, you can have an exquisite local coffee while enjoying the wonderful views. The recently restored Fluvial Intendance republican building offers a nostalgic landscape next to a Magdalena River arm which pass through to the Public Market. The trolley and the Montoya station are national monuments. Few steps away from the impressive building, vendors of the most exquisite “bocachico en cabrito” were relocated in modern facilities. The river fish stuffed with vegetables is roasted in banana leaves above charcoal, becoming a local delicacy that tourists should not miss. The architectural ensemble accompanied by this dish is an experience to savor a traditional Creole lunch.
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