Barranquilla

Colombia

About Barranquilla

Barranquilla, the capital of Colombia’s Atlántico Department, is a bustling seaport flanked by the Magdalena River. The city is known for its enormous Carnival, which brings together flamboyantly costumed performers, elaborate floats and cumbia music. In the chic neighborhood of El Prado, the Museo Romántico showcases artifacts from past festivals and exhibits on famous Colombians, like writer Gabriel García Márquez.

Affiliate Committee

George Martinez

George Martinez, Affiliate Director

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Tampa Sister Cities Celebrates the Barranquilla Carnaval

CArnival BArranquilla

Carnival de Barranquilla en Tampa Dances Through Gasparilla

NHSOY Dr Adriana Ocampo George Martinez

Tampa Sister Cities Honors National Hispanic Scientist of the Year Winner

Join the Tampa-Barranquilla Sister Cities Affiliate

Barranquilla is Tampa's oldest sister city, dating to 1966. Tampa's relationship with Barranquilla has been strong and active, with hundreds of trips, exchanges, and events. However, the strength of any sister city relationship depends entirely on those volunteers who serve on the city's affiliate committees. If you have a passion for Tampa and Barranquilla and would like to serve on our affiliate committee, please complete the Affiliate Committee Volunteer Form.

Sister Cities
EVENTS

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2022 Carnaval de Barranquilla en Tampa Bay

Geography + Facts

barranquilla map

Population

2,370,753

Area

154 km2

Flag

Civic

Mayor: Alejandro Char

Sister Cities
TRIPS

Mayor Buckhorn in Barranquilla

Mayor Buckhorn Leads Trip to Barranquilla