The Carnival of Barranquilla, a great travel experience

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The Carnival of Barranquilla Colombia is a party for the world and the confluence of cultures, races, myths and legends, encourage live and enjoy it. Barranquilla Joy seduces national and international tourists inviting them to participate year after year, one of the most important cultural festivals in the country. The Carnival of Barranquilla, to be held between 21 and 24 February, is unique in its cultural diversity and for being a party where all are players. Every dance, every folkloric group, each costume, participates in making the party the best show, but not just for show, but, especially, to enjoy it.

The Carnival of Barranquilla

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Dances and parades:

The actors and participants of the festival in January and February preparing their finest attire for the celebration, music groups tune their instruments, the organizers executed step by step logistic assemblies, and the Queen, that barranquillera sun shade that encourages his subjects, gives the order for 4 days the city was under siege rumba. The passage of dance groups and bands is illuminated by lamps that shine at night, escorted by contagious rhythms that make viewers integrate the dancers in a festive atmosphere.

The Carnival of Barranquilla Colombia is a party to the world, a mixed party of cumbias, joints, mapalé, bagpipes, Chandos, puya, fandango and fantastic Merecumbé. Is a celebration of sounds and danzones.

The Carnival to Colombia

Cumbia, the dances of Congo, doodle and black are the stars of tradition in the Barranquilla Carnival. The flirtation and courtship of the sonar cumbiamberos drums, tribal warfare, perpetual discord between life and death and the liberation movement of Afro-Colombians, highlight the contribution of the holiday trietnia. At the same time highlighting the roots with the staging of wind bands, groups of millions and leading musical groups who play native rhythms of the region. Carnival collect expressions of the feelings of all the peoples of the Colombian Caribbean. It is the confluence of the Magdalena arrivals streams, or the vast Caribbean Sea downs of the Sierra, or arrival of the savannah.

The Carnival of Barranquilla Colombia

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Barranquilla: Colombia’s Golden Gate

Also called La Arenosa and Curramba the beautiful, Barranquilla was founded around 1629. It is the main seaport and the country’s river. Its historic center is a National Monument. The large number of immigrants who received enriched their traditions and gave the city a cosmopolitan and deeply happy.

The carnival is owned by all and shows a way of being and feeling different. The buildings of the neighborhood of El Prado exhibit a Mediterranean-style architecture adapted to the Caribbean. Among the cultural settings of Barranquilla include the Teatro Amira de la Rosa and the Metropolitan Stadium.

UNESCO Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity:

The revitalization of multicultural events in Barranquilla Carnival unlike many others. Its multi-ethnic richness that makes it unique, the jovial and festive atmosphere and live children and adults feel while participating, and the continuity of the folklore that is passed from generation to generation, were the arguments that supported UNESCO to declare this holiday work as the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. An honorable title of Barranquilla is proud that all that has facilitated the international expansion of its famous Carnival.

Barranquilla is located astronomically to 10 º 59 ’31 «north latitude and 74 º 47′ 42» longitude west of Greenwich. Because of its geographical position, it becomes natural port for export products from a wide area of the Colombian department of Atlántico.

Since the mid-twentieth century, Barranquilla has become one of the most important cities of Colombia. The city stands on the left bank of the Magdalena River, 24 km from the Caribbean.

It was founded by the Spanish in 1629 and provided access to the sea was hampered by the existing sandbars at the mouth of said river. Therefore, the city can only compete with the nearby ports of Cartagena and Santa Marta.

In 1930 the mouth of the Magdalena River was cleaned of sand banks. This, together with the establishment of a railway line to the sea, became the main port city in Colombia. This situation enjoyed until the end of the Second World War. Subsequently, with the construction of roads that link it with Cartagena, Cienaga and elsewhere, helped to consolidate Barranquilla as an important commercial city.

Carnival of Barranquilla

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Cotton, Coffee and Rice:

Barranquilla is located in the center of a vast agricultural region. The main agricultural products are cotton, coffee and rice. For much of the city flowing coffee, oil, natural gas and gold produced in the interior.

There are also textile mills, metallurgical, cement and plastic. It has an international airport, universities and all the amenities of a modern city with large squares and avenues.

Its average temperature is very pleasant and reaches 28 degrees average.

To all this … What more could you ask for this type of party?

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