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Carnival of Barranquilla

Joy in the streets

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WHY LIVE THIS EXPERIENCE IN COLOMBIA?

The Barranquilla Carnival, held in the first quarter of every year, a few days before Ash Wednesday, is the best party in Colombia. The pre-carnival starts in mid-January with a series of street celebrations including dances, processions, and parades. The festivities attract about 500 folk groups, international artists, and just about everyone in Barranquilla. 

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Attendees revel in the city’s streets to the rhythms of cumbia and mapalé.

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The Battle of Flowers is a parade that includes characters such as the Momo Carnival King and María Moñitos.

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The Carnival was declared a UNESCO Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2003.

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