Iglesia de la Trinidad

Iglesia de la Trinidad, Cartagena

Iglesia de la Trinidad
4.5
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Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
614 reviews
Excellent
310
Very good
220
Average
74
Poor
5
Terrible
5

Mike
London, UK863 contributions
Jul 2017
The Church sits at the heart of the small Trinidad Plaza which is the place to go for dinner and drinks.

During the day, kids use the square to play soccer - at night it comes alive with street performers and bars.

Highly recommended.
Written July 15, 2017
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Shanandal
La Paz, Bolivia7 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you're looking for an incredible selection of street food within a 15 metre radius, this is the place to go. From about 6, the plaza fills up with a multitude of vendors hawking their delicious wares. Arepas, burritos, empanadas, pizza; the choice is disorientating.

My advice is simple. Ignore all impostors and look for 'Hamburguesa Gabriel'. Place your order with the lady a bumbag. Wait. Stand back and watch in awe as your meal is constructed with conveyor-belt efficiency. Be patient. It will be rewarded.

When the time comes, outstretch your hands and gracefully accept any foil-wrapped, monstrous burger that's thrust your way. Between the two slices of a toasted bun, Gabriel throws away convention. A beef-chorizo patty is layered with slices of ham and cheese, covered with lettuce and tomato, and lathered with huge dollops of ketchup and chive mayo before, just in case you weren't already concerned for the chef's sanity, a hearty portion of fries is throw on top.

Savour it. Or don't; at 6000 COP a pop, you'll certainly be back.
Written July 6, 2015
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Michael S
Boston, MA10 contributions
Jan 2013 • Couples
I found this square to be a happening place with a diverse group of locals and backpackers and other tourists. The church was recently painted bright yellow, which it has needed for some years and a classical concert was held there that was broadcast nationally and beyond. The colmado on the corner sells beer for 1800 pesos and you can sit around the square watching whatever is going on - kids playing in the evening, an older crowd as the evening progresses. There is a large police station beside the church from which emanates dozens of police on motorcycles at shift change. It is a safe place where you can taste the old Cartagena culture and life style without the Disney tourism flavor of the large squares in El Centro. A declaration of independence from Spain was made in this square by a Getsemani native who is much revered. This is the oldest part of the city, the houses are smaller and it is unfortunately going upscale quickly, but for now absolutely charming.

A short story: While watching the very young kids playing soccer/football in the square in front of the church, an errant kick knocked the coffee thermoses of a vendor onto the ground and the resolution that unfolded reminded me of small village life - the kids all gathered, as did their mothers and a collection was made and the vendor was 100% reimbursed for his broken thermos bottles. No one got upset, everyone seemed to participate and it was done seriously and completely peacefully.
Written January 13, 2013
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thejetsettergirl
Las Vegas, NV722 contributions
Feb 2014 • Solo
The plaza right next to the church is a lovely place to hang out at night. There's lots of food and drink carts, a few restaurants and bars, people are out eating and socializing, kids are playing, you might find people out singing or playing their instruments. It's a great place for people watching and chatting with new friends. It's mostly locals that hang out here, but there's a large amount of tourists as well. People hang out all night into the wee hours so if you're not ready to head back to your hostel or hotel, you won't be alone. Police regularly patrol the area so it felt pretty safe. My first night was Sunday, and there was a huge Zumba class with at least 200 people. If I'm not mistaken, this was a weekly event here, not a one time thing. My hotel was a 2 minute walk away and I absolutely loved spending my evenings in the square during my trip.
Written May 11, 2014
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Jake23
New Jersey6,187 contributions
Feb 2019 • Couples
The church is surrounded by people at night and there is so much to do and see in this section. Just walk around and enjoy.
Written February 18, 2019
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worldsmymuse
Chicago, IL295 contributions
Dec 2017 • Family
The doors were opened wide on Christmas Eve and I was happy to see the congregation truly enjoying the church and the square.
Written December 25, 2017
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moonie296
Budapest, Hungary22 contributions
Jun 2015 • Couples
Evenings at this square was one of the best experiences in Colombia. Locals and tourists gather, listen to music, dance zumba, have beer, cocktails and a variety of cheap but amazing street food. Great memories from Cartegena :)
Written September 1, 2015
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zoozay
Washington DC, DC103 contributions
Jun 2015 • Friends
The plaza that this quaint church is sits on is a local TREASURE!
Go in the evening to enjoy the fun activities that happen at this church's steps.
Enjoy the street food vendors or dine on the corner at DEMENTÉ, and extremely cool open roof restaurant with great fresh drinks and wonderful tapas and THE BEST COCONUT CUSTARD pie !
Nicolas runs this one of a kind restaurant!
Written June 11, 2015
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JOANDRA W
9 contributions
May 2015 • Family
We probably spent the most time here. Between the local street food (which was all excellent, don't be afraid to try them all); watching the kids play futbol, buying and drinking an extremely cheap beer from the corner store, and just soaking in a truly unique experience while sitting on the church steps, while random locals would come by and perform, this was an amazing experience that we won't soon forget.
Written May 29, 2015
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Sheilavehla
Alpharetta, GA841 contributions
I disagree with the review about "not going there after dark". We are two white Americans in a sea of Columbians and possibly other tourists. We went out in that area every night.

This place was hopping with the local culture. We saw one mass which the participants all had lit candles. The streets outside are full of families, singles, couples, dogs, singers, food, drinks... You name it.
Written February 5, 2015
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