Plaza de La Trinidad

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Plaza de La Trinidad
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NashvilleTraveller
Chicago, United States16 contributions
Jan 2020
I walked through here every night to people watch, shop, get dessert, and watch the performers. Plenty of good places to eat and drink in this area. And lots of people love to hangout in this plaza. Definitely take time to hang out and soak up this cool vibe in this great neighborhood.
Written January 27, 2020
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TheMooseIsLoose15
New Orleans, LA275 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I was staying in the Getsemani neighborhood of Cartagena. Each night I would end up at Plaza Trinidad to just chill with the locals. Hundreds would just sit out with family and friends eating, drinking beer and hanging out. They have several street carts selling food. Take the time to wait in line for the busy one. You won’t regret it. They serve amazing burgers, hot dogs (8,000 pesos each) and a concoction of everything they have on a plate that must be shared. It’s 13,000 pesos. No way can you eat it all. In fact, I gave my leftovers to 2 very thankful locals. The local hint here is to go to the grocery on the corner and buy a cerveza grande for 3,500 pesos. They will pour the beer into 2 plastic cups. Drink and repeat. This will save you a lot of money and everyone does it all night long. People start gathering at sunset and stay until 12-1 am. Be sure to check it out as well as the charming Getsemani neighborhood when you are in Cartagena.
Written May 5, 2018
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1073BB
Atlanta, GA250 contributions
Feb 2017 • Couples
Despite its wealth of restaurants and bars, Cartagena’s Old Walled City is a rather staid tourist destination. What is “happening”—at least in the American sense of the word—is mostly outside the walls. And it is taking place just two minutes away from where we stayed in the “gentrifying” neighborhood of Gethsemane (pronounced Hetsemane). Otherwise, the area is a 15-minute walk, or $2.50 taxi ride, from the Clock Tower gate of the old town. Despite the euphemism for “transitional” and “dangerous,” we found it perfectly safe and tranquil during our six days and nights at the equally safe, tranquil and charming Les Lezards B&B.

The focal point is Plaza de la Santisima Trinidad, THE most “happening” square in Cartagena. Here, come twilight (when it cools off), groups of young women, young men, teens, singles, couples, tourists, travelers, locals, families, kids, hippies congregate, all doing their thing. Which, if this old codger may cynically surmise, is waiting for something to happen. And it does: street performances, jugglers, guitarists, all mingle with the food vendors, drink concocters, trinket sellers with their wares spread on cloths on the ground, and crowds milling around. Most nights, a vendor sets up a trampoline in front of the church and the youngest folks all have a go. At certain hours, you’ll actually find the church open (not always possible, we found, in Cartagena, which seems to observe rigid service hours).

Surrounding the plaza are a number of establishments like the super popular Marla Bonita bar (you can’t drink IN the square), the “hopping” Demente (pricey but creative and delicious tapas,), Con-fussion (that is not a misspelling), DiSilvio for Italian (ask for the garden area), and any number of other bars and eateries. A few blocks away is the renowned nightlife venue Café Havana.

Saunter onto any of the plaza’s side streets, peek through the semi-open shutters (go ahead, indulge your voyeur instincts!), and you’ll find local Cartegenans going about their daily lives. In the evenings, many of them move their ubiquitous molded plastic chairs onto the sidewalks to take advantage of the balmy night air, converse, watch the passing scene. We even ran into a multi-generational birthday celebration of about 20 people, all sitting or standing in a row along a sidewalk with a long table, two big cakes, and music. It does not get any “realer” than this.
Written March 9, 2017
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Erika
Caracas, Venezuela9,630 contributions
Jan 2022
This square is near Getsemani district. Is one of the few places in Cartagena that is more or less clean and well kept.
Written February 1, 2022
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Robert S
Lawrence, KS2,663 contributions
Jul 2019
We were in Getsemani one hot night and found this plaza.
It was full of happy people enjoying themselves. There was music, vendors, & art.
This area has a number of hostels, so there were folks from all over.
Written May 31, 2020
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Carlos Aviña
San Francisco, CA47 contributions
Dec 2019
We walked over from our place in El Centro to have dinner at Demmente which is a "tapas" spot by the Plaza. Then went to the next door bar to grab a drink from their second-floor balcony and observe the mixed crowd of locals, tourists, and local vendors Highlights were the local dance group that performed som traditional dance for all of the crowd to watch, and aside from that, it was just great people watching. We didn't get to try all the street vendor food since we had just ate, but it looked sooo good. Pro-tip, you can a cheap beer from the guys walking around with ice chests on their shoulders and find a spot to sit and enjoy it all.
Written December 9, 2019
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sarah
32 contributions
Jun 2018
If you want to experience the local life: eating in the street (foodtrucks), free zumba classes some days of the week, live music, artists, bars and restaurants near. Don't miss the street art in this area ( free walking tour during the day to get to know the stories behind)
Written May 27, 2019
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Jake23
New Jersey6,187 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The plaza really comes alive at night. We went to dinner around the corner and when we turned the corner there were people everywhere. It was really a cool experience. It’s a must visit.
Written February 18, 2019
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issaqtrav
Seattle area42 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We sat at the bar overlooking for drinks..nice square for people watching on weekend nights.

Sit in the balcony...in the pub next to Demente.
Written October 31, 2018
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Thorsten27
Friedrichshafen, Germany67 contributions
Aug 2018 • Solo
If you are tired of the very touristy downtown where it almost feels like a outdoor museum, one should definetly head to Getsemani and the Plaza de La Trinidad in particular for after Sunset Drinks and Street-Food. The Plaza is lined with restaurants and bars and once the sun is down there are many street vendor carts popping up along the street. Even though there are many tourists and especially backpackers nowadays, it has a more local flavor to it than most places in the Old Town.
TIP: Go for a drink in the Casa del Ron, where you can enjoy the scene from the 2nd level porch!
Written August 5, 2018
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