Barranquilla Carnival: What to see and do!

Posted on 17/02/2014

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After living in Barranquilla for 2.5 years and having celebrated three Carnival seasons here, I can honestly tell you it is the biggest, most popular event that happens here. It is not only the second largest Carnival celebration in the world after that in Rio de Janeiro, but also probably the biggest public and street celebration inColombia (don’t quote me on that, though) and definitely the most exciting event that happens in Barranquilla. So, if you are lucky enough to be in Barranquilla during Carnival season, what should you do?

First of all, you should make sure you go to pre-Carnival events to get yourself pumped up for the official Carnival celebrations. While Carnival is celebrated officially for only four days, the pre-Carnival season officially begins in mid-January, and even before then you will see the city come alive with Carnival themed decorations, music, and more.

Children’s pre-Carnival Garabato Parade Children’s pre-Carnival Garabato…

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