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Address: Cra 54 No 49B-39, Barranquilla, Colombia
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A little taste of carnaval if you won't see it for yourself

This colorful little exhibit is mildly entertaining and gives a very pale idea of what Barranquilla's carnaval celebration is like. If you won't be able to see carnaval for... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2016
Sarah H
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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This colorful little exhibit is mildly entertaining and gives a very pale idea of what Barranquilla's carnaval celebration is like. If you won't be able to see carnaval for yourself, go ahead and visit if you're so inclined. It is housed at the Casa de Carnaval, which has a dedicated library of historic and recent print resources and newspaper clippings... More 

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washington dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Little gem of a museum. Informative and especially great for children -- many hands on actives for them.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

Great attention from the staff. Good information although it's small. I was with a Spanish guy the only guest and were treated really special and with a lot of enthusiasm. Loved it.

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2 Thank Pete P
New York City
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The only thing Barranquilla has to offer is its unique carnival history. The rest of that city is a bore. I was surprised at how small the museum is and it wasn't free when I went there. The little they have is great, but I would have like more information on the significance of El Son Negro and the other... More 

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2 Thank Rafiq J
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2015

The fact that it is free is appealing, however, there is very little on display. It should provide more depth to the history and evolution of the Carnival with its many iconic characters and cultural significance. We were expecting to see more of how the Carnival has evolved and grown throughout the years to become one of the biggest carnivals... More 

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57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

There is nothing to see actually, when I went out I thought it was a waste of time. At least it's free.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Vivid displays tell about the mixed cultural origins of the city's famed Carnaval, so anyone interested in folklore, arts & crafts, ethnography and so on will find the explanations, particularly those on the African and Arawak influences, really interesting. Photography buffs will love the place too.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

I was visiting Barranquilla and this place is full of information on the Carnival traditions and culture. The staff here are SO helpful and friendly. They knew a lot about the Carnival but also helped me with some other things to see in the city.

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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Reviewed 14 May 2012

If you want to know more about Barranquilla's famous Carnival, this is the place to go to any day, all year round. Learn about its music, what instruments are played and how the sound. Its history, characters and costumes

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