Living in Barranquilla at this time of year, you never know when you might turn a corner and walk into a parade or party. That’s exactly what happened one night last year, when my husband and I heard music from our apartment. We wandered halfway down the block and were treated to a thorough sampling of the traditional costumes, dances, music, and cultural traditions that are part of Barranquilla’s Carnaval. Consider the 4-minute video below your “time lapse” Pre-Carnaval parade experience. If you live here, you may already know that there’s a big parade tonight, the Noche de Guacherna. Que lo disfrutes!
Want more? Here’s a very colorful photo essay and a little more about Carnaval’s history. Enjoy!
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All the best
Thank you so much for the compliment! I’m glad you enjoyed the site. Thanks for bookmarking – on the home page, you can sign up to receive posts by email to if you’re interested. Regardless, hope you’ll stop by again soon! Best wishes