Barranquilla Carnival 2018 | Colombia, Dates , Venues & Tickets
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Barranquilla Carnival 2018

Where:   Barranquilla, Colombia
When:    Saturday, February 10, 2018 - Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Details are subject to change by the organizers, for final event location & dates, check "Event related information" section below.

Barranquilla Carnival takes the city residents and its guests to a 4 days of music and Salsa dancing. On October the city residents picked the carnival's queen, in order to give her enough time to prepare herself for the carnival that takes place in February.
 
The king, Momo, who is a very important character of the carnival is picked in the beginning of the celebration. During the Saturdays of January (a month earlier) lot of rehearsal of the music, dancing and parades are taking place on the city streets.

Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance. 
 
La Gran Parada parade starts the carnival on Saturday with lot of spectaculars masks, costumes and music.
 
The queens with her entourage are dancing in the streets according to the sound of the carnival's drums.
The dancing continues during all 4 days. This is an adventure you must not miss.
 
The carnival's program, venue, general information, show time / schedule of events, how to get etc, is present in the carnival's link website below, See details below, under "Event Related Information" section.
 
Attractive prices suited for all budgets. Many hotels suggest FREE CANCELLATION option or 
NO PREPAYMENT NEEDED – PAY AT THE PROPERTY. Get Immediate confirmation by email.
Carnaval de Barranquilla
Carnaval de Barranquilla, Photo by: www.carnavaldebarranquilla.org
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Please note that the details of the event are subject to change. We strongly recommended that you check with the organizers before making any travel arrangements.
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Depto. of Events Tel: 095-3796621


Barranquilla travel information
Dialing code: 5
Longitude: -74.79639°
Latitude: 10.96389°
Colombia information address: Ministerio de Comercio, Industria y Turismo, República de Colombia. Calle 28 No 13 A – 15 info@mincomercio.gov.co - Bogotá, Colombia, Línea de atención al usuario: 4199450. 018000913311 - 019003310021
Tourist website: www.mincomercio.gov.co

Colombia country details
Location: Northern South America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Panama and Venezuela, and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Ecuador and Panama.
Capital: Bogota
Currency: Colombian peso (COP)
Voltage and Frequency: 110V 60Hz
Dialing country code: +57
Language: Spanish

Colombia background and overview:
Colombia was one of the three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Ecuador and Venezuela). A 40-year conflict between government forces and anti-government insurgent groups and illegal paramilitary groups - both heavily funded by the drug trade - escalated during the 1990s. The insurgents lack the military or popular support necessary to overthrow the government and violence has been decreasing since about 2002, but insurgents continue attacks against civilians and large swaths of the countryside are under guerrilla influence. Paramilitary groups challenge the insurgents for control of territory and the drug trade. Most paramilitary members have demobilized since 2002 in an ongoing peace process, although their commitment to ceasing illicit activity is unclear. The Colombian Government has stepped up efforts to reassert government control throughout the country, and now has a presence in every one of its municipalities. However, neighboring countries worry about the violence spilling over their borders.

[Courtesy of The World Factbook]
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