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Plaza San Nicolas

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Address: Avenida la Paz, Calle 33B, Barranquilla, Colombia

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10 minutes to look around

Church was closed and noon hour sun was brutal. But got a sense of the historic core of the city and the dynamic street scene.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 March 2013
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Barranquilla, Colombia
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9 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

went there at night before carnaval lots of people little skechy at times but ot to bad overal. it is close to the mall and lots of little tiendas and places to eat. seems to be police presence there but not sure .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

They made a great job restorating the city center of Barranquilla. They have amanzing “old” buildings and the Plaza San Nicolás with it's detailed painted and decorated church is just amazing.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2015

This church has been in the center of the city. Almost abandoned and now reborn. As a native I am very impressed by the work completed. I remembered stopping there with my mom as a child it was a dark place now it is full of light with celebratory colors. Congratulations job well done.

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Thank TustinCAtraveler
Harrison, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

It's been restored and it really adds a lot to downtown. The area around sells everything. It's really worth it to take a visit. You can take a taxi or a bus. San Nicolas used to be the Cathedral.

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2 Thank Chalapete
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2014 via mobile

It's interesting but the sorroundings are very unsafe. It's much better to go with someone from Barranquilla you can trust in.

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Mandal, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Hotels, tourist informations and everyone will not recommend you to go here, but it is the only living part of Barranquilla. It is nice, it is a bit dirty, it is cheap - it is perfect. If you do not visit the plaza you cannot really say that you have been to Barranquilla. There is a massive market and a... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2013

Church was closed and noon hour sun was brutal. But got a sense of the historic core of the city and the dynamic street scene.

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Thank gsgurd
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2012

This is a beautiful place where is believed was the economical and social spirit of the city. Was the places where the first villagers of the city gathered for meeting praying. Was the damaged because of the lack of interest by the own people of the city. Now was restored, the plaza and the church, for everyone to enjoy it.... More 

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Santa Marta, Colombia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

The plaza is anchored by the Catedral de San Nicolas, which is a beautifully restored church. It is not open, however, so you can only take pictures of the outside. Surrounding the catedral, are a public market on two sides and small shops on the other two. It's good for a quick stop, but if you've seen a public market... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

This is one of the first churches built in Barranquilla and one of the oldest. Is in the center of downtown Barranquilla and has lots of stories to tell. Its architechture is fantastic and the square in front makes you remind of the old 1920's Barranquilla city.

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