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.

Leadership

George Martinez

George Martinez, Committee Chair

Resources

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

Barranquilla Artists

Barranquilla Artists to Exhibit at the University of Tampa

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