If you think about coming to Colombia, you may ask yourself, What to do in Cartagena? There are many things you can’t miss in this city, but definitely you have to visit the Getsemaní district. Here, you learn about the street art in Cartagena. Firstly, this neighborhood is not just famous for the beauty of their streets but also for the history and for all the murals that make this place unique in Cartagena.
The history of the Getsemani neighborhood begins as the first suburb (neighborhoods outside the old city) where slaves, serfdom and slave traders lived at the time.The revolution of the independence started in this neighborhood, when the Cuban Pedro Romero led the revolution against Spaniards on november 11 in 1811.
Places to visit
There are other importants places in the Getsemani neighborhood like the “Parque Centenario” where you can see small monkeys and slots. The town hall payed the construction of this partk to commemorate the first centenary of the independence of the city. Another important place that is listed in this experience to see is the convention center.
About street art in Cartagena
After many years, the Getsemani neighborhood was one of the poorest areas in Cartagena, however, in 2005-2006 foreings investmented in the neighborhood, after that, Getsemaní become an attraction for travellers, especially backpackers. In addittion, in 2013 a mural fest took place in this neighborhood organized by Vertigo. For 3 days 30 artists from Colombia and around the world made the city bright with their talent. Since then, street art in Getsemani is one of the things to do in Cartagena.This event transformed Getsemaní into a bohemian place where locals and visitors love to have fun.
Book our street art tour in Getsemaní…
- Hotel pick up in the old city and Getsemaní
- Bottled water
- Bilingual professional tour guide ( English – Spanish)
- 2 hours discovering about local culture, history and street art
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW
- This is a private experience
- Hotel pick up in the old city or Getsemani
- Children 3- years old don’t pay
- Bring comfortable clothes
- To check another hour availability, contact us
- For assistance in a different language, contact us
- Be on time!