Barrio Getsemani
Barrio Getsemani
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  • I haven’t been everywhere... yet
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands366 contributions
    2 hours well spent
    Very easy to walk to from the old town outside the city walls (10 -20 mins depending on your starting location). Definitely worth a trip to have a look around although there isn't very much to do there. Lots of little cobbled alleys and holes in walls to eat and opportunity to buy unique artwork. The colours are bright and spectacular but it is a 'tourist area' so was reasonably busy and a few touts loitering. 2-3 hours is enough time if you're stopping to eat as well.
    Written July 19, 2022
  • excitedtotravelmore
    New York City, New York22 contributions
    Art Walk
    This barrio has lots of art on the wall, lots of murals/graffiti that tells a story. Lots of locals who are going about their day, relaxing, fixing things. We ate a local restaurant in Getsemani and it was delicious. There is also a street in Getsemani where there are umbrellas are hanging above and it was very colorful.
    Written June 13, 2022
  • Cartagena Auténtica Experiences
    Cartagena, Colombia26 contributions
    Cultural Getsemaní - Barrio Cartagena
    This 2 hours experience goes to Getsemaní the bohemian and coolest neighborhood in Cartagena and visits the most representatives places in the neighborhood like, murals, main square, eat some local fruit and learn how to make the coconut lemonade, murals that show daily activities and interaction with the community. Besides the very interesting history and controversial topics that locals and Colombians fase daily. This is the perfect place to hook up Cartagena´s culture.
    Written September 26, 2022
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Karina B
Miami, FL153 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Very cool neighborhood with lots of art, cultural experiences, restaurants and bars. My favorite thing about this area was the amount of public art displayed along the walls of the streets, hung from the power lines and canvases for sell. It’s worth the visit!
Written October 7, 2022
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Adriana S
Medford, WI33 contributions
Sep 2022
I loved to see the murals, so colorful and picturesque. . There are also plenty of delicious restaurants here, but a little less expensive than the walled city. We stayed at the Hotel Casa villa colonial which is a nice hotel and good location. I loved hanging out here during the day and at night--when it comes alive with performers!
Written November 7, 2022
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Stefanie H
Lincoln, NE1,465 contributions
Sep 2022
This area of Cartagena is just outside the city wall gates and is more representative of a neighborhood where people actually live. Many of the streets are decorated with flowers, umbrellas, etc., and the graffiti art is beautiful. There are a lot less vendors roaming around as well. There are some fun cafes and bars as well!
Written September 28, 2022
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ShuttreBug
Laguna Beach, CA88 contributions
Jun 2022
Not a whole lot to see, per se, but it was interesting and is worthwhile visiting. The district has a bohemian flavor entrenched by the sheer number of hostels, street graffiti/art mixed in with impromptu party scenes.

A walk-through is definitely recommended…
Written July 3, 2022
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Tyler S
Toronto, Canada815 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
While the multitude of street vendors approaching you in the old walled part of the city can be overwhelming, they tend to leave Getsemani alone (at least during the day), which means you get to explore the colourful streets and amazing murals in peace.

Only a short walk just outside the wall, Getsemani is just as colourful, if not more so, than the walled city. Plus you see a lot more local life, and locals chilling in the streets. There are great coffee shops, so many instagram worthy alleys, (especially the umbrella alley) and all the colours of the rainbow.

This place is a must. It also felt safe to me.

Enjoy!
Written January 24, 2020
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Justbeinghonest
Dayton, OH274 contributions
Jun 2021
Barrio Getsemani is a great neighborhood to practically do it all depending your purpose in Cartegena. It's a great location near the historical fort. It's filled with hostel of various sizes, budget, designs. There's plenty of restuarants, cafes in the area to satisfy your appetite. The streets are varied to wide to narrow filled with art murals on the wall, umbrella skies and everything in between. It would defitnitely would be a choice neighborhood for me to live in, so visiting it makes it more of a fun getaway.
Written July 1, 2021
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Carlos H
4 contributions
Jan 2020
Stayed in Getsemani and what a time that was. Our street was lively at all times. And with stores, restaurants and anything you want just a few feet away. Hostels are safe, most have locks and required a doorbell be rung in order to enter. Food was great! Many options as well. From the expensive to the cheap, went to many places in the area. Has various clubs too from various genres.

But please make sure you take a walk around and look at all the art! its amazing. Many large murals that will make you want to stop and photograph you won't regret it.

Getsemani is also a mere 5 minute walk to the walled city. no need to pay for taxis.
Written January 10, 2020
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NashvilleTraveller
Chicago, United States16 contributions
Jan 2020
Getsemani is so much fun! From the street art to the food to the performers and the shops, make sure you set aside a whole day at least to explore and enjoy this area. Coffee shops where you can enjoy delicious treats and fabulous coffee are everywhere. The fruit vendors are around in case you want to refresh on the go. Murals and plenty of instagram shots are everywhere!!!! It's just a short walk from the old walled City and Manga. I loved hanging out here during the day and at night--when it comes alive with performers!
Written January 27, 2020
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Jen78703
Austin, TX1,605 contributions
Feb 2020
I really enjoyed wandering around looking at the murals on the walls and stopping to grab a coffee. I went first with a group then returned the next day alone. I felt completely safe but I also stuck to roads that looked well traveled. This is the area that is rapidly gentrifying and has many small Airbnb/hostel places &small cafes. They also encourage artists to paint large colorful murals on the walls. Plus you get the usual graffiti.
Written February 26, 2020
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dwport
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
Mar 2020
Getsemani was an equally impressive neighborhood to the more famous walled city. We loved strolling around, photographing the impressive and colorful colonial architecture and brilliant street art in the form of graffiti and metal sculptures. There are also plenty of delicious restaurants here, but a little less expensive than the walled city. Another advantage, is that there are way less street vendors and tourists here, so quite and with much less hassling to buy something that you constantly get in the walled city.
Written March 21, 2020
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