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Museo Romántico - Museum Barranquilla - Colombia

The Museo Romántico is in a Republican-era mansion, once home to the U.S. consul in Barranquilla. This edifice now houses items of the city’s history, including Simón Bolívar’s letters and the typewriter Gabriel García Márquez used to write La Hojarasca (Leafstorm). Special sections discuss the Grupo de Barranquilla literary group, the metropolis’ journalistic traditions and the Jewish community. The second floor displays the gowns of the Carnaval queens from the very first in 1918 to present day and other traditional Carnaval costumes.Barranquilla's history and culture is presented here.

Carrera 54, 59-199, El Prado
Barranquilla, Colombia

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Cultural, History

Travel Tips: Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-noon, 3:30-5:30 pm.

Price Description: Entry: $2.65 adults, $1.60 children and students



Relative price: Budget

Open Hours from:Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m., 3:30 pm.

Open Hours to:Monday-Friday noon, 5:30 pm.

Days Closed:Saturday, Sunday

Travel Skills: None

Check out in the park across the street the incredible Monumento al Héroe Caído, dedicated to the victims of Colombia’s violence, featuring the sculpture “Cristo Yacente” by Haime Correa.

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

Contact Information:
Phone: 5-344-4591

Here are other activities in and around Barranquilla that may be of interest: Museums of Barranquilla,

16 Jun 2011

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