Barranquilla to Soledad Bus
The route from Barranquilla to Soledad is at a distance of 12.4 mi (20 km) which take about one hour by land. The bus company that covers this route is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, proposing bus tickets at low-cost rates, at xxxxx, and providing services in diverse schedules for a greater comfort of the traveller. The buses leave from the terminal xxxxx located in Barranquilla, destination to the terminal xxxx in the municipality of Soledad. This municipality has a tropical climate, with a dry season from December to March and the rest of the year plentiful rains. The average annual temperature is 79 °F (26 °C).
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Barranquilla is located at the height from 4 mamsl to 98mamsl, depending on the area of the city. The distance from Barranquilla to Bogota is 764 mi (1230 km) and the travel takes approximately 24 hours. Barranquilla doesn't have a specific foundation date, the city was born spontaneously due to the agglomeration of indigenous and Spanish who settled the area approximately since 1530. According to Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo y Valdes, this place was a canoe pier, where diverse goods were sold as salt and prawns, among others.Its history starts with the independence of the Spanish power, in the Free State of Cartagena in 1813; at this time it was called first Billa de Barlovento as recognition, to finally be Barranquilla and its celebration date on April the 7th.In the middle of the 19th century, the city acquires importance as sea and river port of Colombia and thanks to steam boat, Cali achieve being in contact with cities as Cali or Medellin, transforming into the entrance door of new products and travellers from all over the world. In the 20th century the city consolidates as city mainly of business and is called "the Gold Door of Colombia". Nowadays it's known as a city of great cultural wealth and with the Carnival of Barranquilla, the biggest festival of the country.
The Colombian municipality of Soledad belongs to the department of Atlantico and due to its great growth the city is in a conurbation with Barranquilla. Its origin dates back to 1598, when the area was used to breed animals, but as time went by the area was settled by people who lived as free neighbors. In 1640 was processed its foundation as a town and from 1813 the city starts to use the name as it's called nowadays. In 1860 the city was a battlefield between liberals and traditionalists in a bloody civil war. The main tourist attractions are the Museo Aeronautico Fundacion, with works of international artists and a great collection of science and technology, the Museo Bolivariano Casa Bolivar where the liberator lived some time before his death and also the San Antonio de Padua church, which rise magnificent, despite the more than 4 centuries of antiquity, a jewel of the history that you can not miss. The most representative dish of Soledad is the butifarra, a saussage of Catalan origin, that here is served with agave and lemon; other plates to underline are sancocho de bocachico, the pescado en cabrito, arepas de huevo (a type of bread made with eggs) and the mojarra frita. The most celebrated festivals of the municipality are the Fiestas Patronales de San Antonio de Padua, that pursue to preserve also the cultural heritage of the city with the cumbia, the typical dances or the famous ten-line stanzas -literary expressions- which are created in the region; you can go to the Festival de Merecumbe, a style that mixes merengue and cumbia musics and was created on the 50s by Francisco Pacho Galan, and finally the Festival de la Cumbia y Cumbiamba celebrated in December that looks for protecting this genres actually. Soledad is a territory that keeps important episodes of history and accumulates them as well as the city does with the music born in its land.