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A people filled plaza both day and night

A welcoming open space that hundreds of people hang out in during the day and into the late night... read more

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Jay C
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The plaza really comes alive at night. We went to dinner around the corner and when we turned the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Reviewed yesterday

A welcoming open space that hundreds of people hang out in during the day and into the late night. Enjoy the crowds and kids playing soccer.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jay C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank CGin23
Reviewed 2 days ago

Plaza de La Trinidad is a must visit when in Cartagena. Located in the middle of the Getsemani neighbourhood, this is the meeting place for locals and tourists alike. You'll find street food vendors, performers and guys selling beer out of coolers. It's a pretty...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fourdow
Reviewed 3 days ago

This small plaza is the beating heart of Getsemani after dark. It is surrounded by street vendors, and on the streets that emanate from it one can find many restaurants and bars. On Sundays after 8 pm the plaza is filled with zumba dancers -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank FactotumDellaCitta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Plaza de La Trinidad mid-afternoon after wandering through Getesmani. We stopped at a bar on the corner for a beer and to people watch. In the daytime, it was fairly quiet with just a few kids playing soccer and locals sitting around shooting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ditchthislife
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this area for all the right reasons. Most authentic and lived in plaza in the town. Join in the fun with the locals. Great little bars and restaurants around the plaza - this will not disappoint. Very safe.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank FriendlyTripper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Getesmani (Hesmani) just a few minutes walk outside the walled city. Surrounded by Hostels, Clubs, Shops and street food vendors. In the Evenings it is humming with families, backpackers and tourists. It is clearly a gathering place for the residents of the area....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun little plaza near Getsemani. Go at night for an exciting and active experience. Between the food vendors, dancers, and chess players, you are bound to have a fun time.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank craigarch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A cool vibe in Plaza de La Trinidad. A wonderful mix of locals and tourists that one doesn't get anymore in Plaza San Diego. Yes... it's in Getsemani!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kenneth G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I waited a long time for the Patacón con Todo from the Gabriel Burgers food truck on Plaza de la Trinidad. A bed of patacones is topped with beef, chicken and chorizo. Then topped with crispy potato sticks. It was good for about $4. But...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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jdkerner66
December 17, 2018|
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Response from Minxie321 | Reviewed this property |
Many local families there with their childten so very child friendly and lots of restaurants where you can sit outside. Sunday night is Zumba night from 8pm so very busy but a lot of fun and music. The corner with the pasta... More
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TheCanuckChick
Toronto, Canada
Getsemani at Night (6 Replies)
Hola! We (my husband and I) are so excited about our upcoming trip to Colombia! We have traveled extensively throughout Central America and are looking forward to our first visit to South America. I speak a tiny bit of Spanish that hopefully will help with basic communication. I'll be brushing up on my Spanish in the coming weeks via some great apps. Gotta love modern technology! We will be staying within the walled city for two nights and plan to spend a night out in the Getsemani...More
February 18, 2018|
Response fromBicks_medellin|
Getsemani is fine to walk around at night in that area. It has improved a lot over time, and is now a little backpacking hub. Of course use common sense and stay away from unlit back streets. Walking to there from the Old City along Luna will also be fine - and I would do it on the return as well, though if you want to catch a taxi, then that is fine as well.