On the edge of Colombia's largest river, the Magdalena, lies the cheerful city of Barranquilla. Often referred to as the 'golden gate', it is full of culture and festivities. Colombia's most important carnival is celebrated here - a national heritage considered the second most important carnival in the world after Rio de Janeiro - attracting international visitors every year. The districts of "Bocas de Ceniza" and "Gran Malecon" are worth photographing for their amazing nature. The modern city is always buzzing, it has an avant-garde feel and people come to do business. But fun and music converge to create an exciting place to live and visit. Barranquilla is a beautiful discovery, and its seaside gastronomy is a must!
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Barranquilla was a key city for the Spaniards since it is located very close to the main Colombian river, Magdalena. In the nineteenth century, after independence, the city started to grow faster as the government found fishing and cattle very profitable activities, along with the river navigation operations. In the twentieth century, although Cartagena was still the main port city, Barranquilla began to grow faster as a main hub for commercial trade. A large number of immigrants coming from all over the world - with an important group originating from the Middle East - endowed Barranquilla with a multicultural vibe that is still present nowadays.