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Museums of Barranquilla - Museum Barranquilla - Colombia

Hide away in the air conditioned comfort of Barranquilla鈥檚 many museums:

Museo Rom谩ntico: Barranquilla's history and culture is presented here. (Monday-Friday 9:00am to noon and from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Located Carrera 54 59-199, El Prado, Tel.: 5-344-4591. Entry: $2.65 adults, $1.60 children and students).

Museo de Arte Moderno: Temporary exhibits plus permanent ones of nationally renowned contemporary artists. Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m., 3-7 p.m. Carrera 56 74-22, El Prado, Tel.: 5-360, 9952. Entry: depends on the exhibit

Museo Antropol贸gico: Located in the Fine Arts school, this museum displays murals, paintings and pre-Columbian statuary. (Carrera 54 and Calle 68, El Prado).

Planetario: Learn more about the universe in which we live at Barranquilla鈥檚 planetarium. (Wednesday 6:30-8:30 p.m., Saturday 5-8:30 p.m. Carrera 43 63B-77).

Museo del Caribe: In the Parque Cultural del Caribe, this museum presents all you need to know about the nature, people and culture of Colombia鈥檚 Caribbean region, from the Choc贸 to the Guajira. (Tuesday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; weekends, holidays 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Calle 36 46-66, Tel.: 5-372-0581, E-mail:, Web: Entry: adults $5 without a tour guide, with a tour guide $6. ticket values for seniors, children, and students $3 and with tour guide $4).

Antiguo Edificio de la Aduana: Designed by English architect Leslie Arbouin and built in 1919, this former customs house presently is home to historical and musical archives. Adjacent is the former Montoya railway station, now a train museum. (Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9: a.m.-1 p.m. V铆a 40 N36-135, Tel.: 5379-2949 / 3700127. Entry: $2).

Barranquilla, Colombia

Museum Types:
Historical museum, Science and nature, Anthropology, Cultural, Art

Travel Tips:

The Museo del Caribe and Antiguo Edificio de la Aduana are located in a rather undesirable neighborhood. It is best to arrive by taxi ($2.50).

Relative price: Budget

Travel Skills: None

Currencies accepted
Colombian Peso

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