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Carnival in Barranquilla
It is the best example of a triple cultural fusion (European, African, and Indian) in which the Catholic festivities brought by the Spaniards from the Old World blended with aboriginal ceremonies and the musical heritage of African slaves to become a spectacular folk festival.
The Carnival of Barranquilla begins four days before Ash Wednesday and reaches its climax the following Saturday during the Batalla de las Flores (battle of the flowers), and is recognized as one of the most colorful carnival events in the world.
Located an exclusive neighborhood in Barranquilla, just a few miles from Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport, the Sonesta Hotel Barranquilla is attached to a new shopping mall, casino and the city’s largest nightclub. Barranquilla is the fourth largest city in Colombia and was the country’s first port city. The hotel features contemporary guest rooms with first class amenities, a full service business center, three meal a day restaurant, lounge, room service, 24-hour concierge service, WiFi throughout the hotel, and 2,600 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is near to both beaches and downtown attractions.
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