Hotel & Travel
Associated Hotels to IEEE ColCACI 2019
Holiday Inn Express Hotel
Colombia’s fourth-largest city, the hardworking port town of Barranquilla is located on the delta of the massive Río Magdalena and laid out in a tangled ribbon along mangroves and the Caribbean Sea, sweltering and hustling in the blinding sun. The birthplace of Colombian pop goddess Shakira, Barranquilla is actually most famous for its Carnaval, when the town clocks off, puts on its glad rags and goes wild as it throws the country’s biggest street party.
The City of Barranquilla is a vivid, cosmpolitan and industrial city located in the northern Caribbean Coast region of Colombia. Barranquilla is the largest city and port in this region, and it is also Colombia’s fourth most populous city (population approx. 2 million) after cities like Bogotá (approx. 8 million), Medellín (approx. 3.8 million), and Cali (approx. 2.5 million).
It is an unique city that is rich in culture, music, and life. The Centro Histórico of Barranquilla is a nationally protected site by the Ministry of Culture. Some touristic landmarks include: the Caribbean Cultural Park, the Historic Center of Barranquilla, the Romantic Museum, the San Nicolás de Tolentino Church, the Museum of the Caribbean, the Amira de la Rosa Theater, the San Roque Church, Bocas de Ceniza, Barranquilla’s Zoo, Plaza de San Nicolás, and many more.
Also, this city is best enjoyed outdoors and its proximity to the coast offers the visitor not only stunning views of the Caribbean from look-out points such as the Salgar Fortress, but also beaches for swimming and surfing such as Puerto Velero, Santa Veronica, Caño Dulce, Sabanilla and Pradomar.