Explore Getsemani Tour

Discover What Makes Getsemani Cartagena’s Coolest Neighbourhood

Welcome to Getsemaní, Cartagena's cultural quarter and the coolest 'hood in Colombia. Meet raucous, proud locals, enigmatic street vendors, bohemian artists and feel the warmth of the smiles that greet you on every street corner.

  • This Is What We Love

    • Learning about the boho cultural quarter and coolest barrio in Colombia
    • A meet and greet with local characters
    • Understanding what makes the barrio so special and engaging with the people doing their bit to ensure that it preserves its particular charm
  • What's Included

    • Insight into the remarkable history of Getsemaní with a fully qualified, bilingual guide
    • Salsa and Baseball in Cartagena's 17th century version of Shea Stadium (Sundays Only)
    • Meet the carpenters, designers, artists and dancers that keep the barrio's creative juices flowing
    • Explore Cartagena's vibrant street art scene
    • Play domino or ludo with the Legends of Calle del Pozo
    • A round of drinks and meet the locals in La Plaza de la Trinidad
  • Who Will Enjoy It

    Adventurous types eager to go past the gleam and shine of the colonial center

  • What to Bring

    Suncream

  • Make Tour Private

    This is a shared experience. We can arrange small private tours for an extra cost. If you would like a private experience, please tick the checkbox during checkout. All of our private tours start from your house / hotel.

    If you’re travelling solo but don’t want to pay extra for a private tour? Let us know your preferred dates and we’ll see what we can do to get you involved with another group. Email us on: [email protected]

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  • The Details

    Days: Mon-Sun: 16:00-18:00

    Duration: 2 hrs

    $35 per person
    $45 per person (high season) ?
    Dec 14 - Jan 20
    Easter Week

    Phone Number: +57 318 516 7767

    Rating: TIC Rating

    Rating: Trip Advisor

  • The Lowdown

    Explore Getsemani Tour

    This 'tour' does not attempt to hide the changes taking place in this fiercely traditional barrio, far from it, the experience is designed to help visitors connect with the local population, understand what makes the barrio so special and engage with the people doing their bit to ensure that it preserves its particular charm.

    Filled with vivacious and idiosyncratic characters like El Zanahoriazo, the charismatic vendor selling carrot juice, the street legends that play ludo like their lives depend on it and the carpenters and tradesmen staying true to the district’s working class roots.

  • WHY THIS IS CARTAGENA

    • With Us, The City's Yours

      We think differently to other tour operators in Colombia. We're here to help goo…

      Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges ai…

      Quality Assurance

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      Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round…

    • Concierge Services

      Aside from being fully certified, our team of bilingual guides and concierges aim to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best Cartagena vacation imaginable. Our talented team of travel advisors thrives on left-field requests and strives to make your Cartagena travel dreams a reality. We're here to help good people do great things, which means creating meaningful connections and transformations through travel. Your concierge will make sure you meet the people that will elevate your trip beyond your expectations

    • Quality Assurance

      All the tours and tailor-made trips that make it into our list of activities have been hand-picked or created by our team of talented travel experts. Our goal at This Is Cartagena is to champion regenerative and sustainable tourism that's good for the visitor and good for the destination. We celebrate what makes a destination unique by collaborating with local, independent providers, the personalities that make Cartagena and Colombia so incredible and work with them to ensure the very highest service levels to guarantee a better vacay all the way

    • Insider Intel

      Our team of talented travel advisors are here on-the-ground 24/7, all-year-round and really do know Cartagena and Colombia better than anyone else. We know everyone and everything there is to know in town and love to introduce visitors to the types of personalities that will make your trip to Colombia extra special. We're storytellers at heart and enjoy creating unforgettable travel tales with good people that want to do great things. We've got the lowdown on what's happening in the city and know all of those off-the-beaten path places that will allow you to leave the tourist trail to everyone else 


REVIEWS

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  • Kristofer A

    Kristofer A

    Reviewed: 15 June 2017

    A great tour of the up and coming Getsemani neighborhood. My guide was very pleasant and informative. I highly recommend to anyone spending a day or two in Cartagena.

  • DANIEL C

    DANIEL C

    Reviewed: 11 March 2015

    En mi segunda visita a Cartagena quise conocer el barrio de Getsemani. Fue una excelente experiencia.Hicimos un tour a pie por el area de Getsemani y fue una inolvidable experiencia conocer este barrio con fuertes raices afrodescendientes. Muy recomendable!

  • sweetangel8825

    sweetangel8825

    Reviewed: 12 September 2017

    Este es Cartagena era parte de la gran experiencia que tuvimos en Cartagena. Reservamos las excursiones alrededor de Getsemani, y el centro histórico. Ronald nuestro guía fue excelente, no solo fue muy eficiente, pero también nos hizo sentir muy cómodos. También reservamos una clase de salsa y nos ayudaron a hacer reservas en un restaurante. Sin duda recomendaría este es Cartagena, tienen un excelente servicio al cliente y son exactamente lo que cualquier turista necesita cuando están de visita en Cartagena.

  • Ian D

    Ian D

    Reviewed: 14 February 2018

    Self tour of Getsemani If you are interested in street photography, then this is your place. Cool street graffiti, awesome cafes, and great restaurants

  • Lee0892

    Lee0892

    Reviewed: 14 June 2018

    What a Neighborhood, a must-see! Our tour of Getsemani was wild! We learned a lot about the recent gentrification of the city, and the social impacts toward the local community. The neighborhood has been through a radical transformation in recent years. There are a lot of unique relics of its rougher past that give it its uniqueness - the graffiti walls were beautiful and add a unique flavor that is quintessentially Cartagena. The houses are all colorful and give off a uniquely tropical vibe. There is plenty to do and see here - the art, the people, the cafes, bars, and restaurants. We met a lot of interesting and artistic fellow travelers here that we later traveled with.

  • Ian D

    Ian D

    Reviewed: 08 February 2018

    If you are interested in street photography, then Getsemani is the place. Cool street graffiti, awesome cafes, and great restaurants.

  • Lee0982

    Lee0982

    Reviewed: 14 June 2018

    What a Neighborhood, a must-see! Our tour of Getsemani was wild! We learned a lot about the recent gentrification of the city, and the social impacts toward the local community. The neighborhood has been through a radical transformation in recent years. There are a lot of unique relics of its rougher past that give it its uniqueness - the graffiti walls were beautiful and add a unique flavor that is quintessentially Cartagena. The houses are all colorful and give off a uniquely tropical vibe. There is plenty to do and see here - the art, the people, the cafes, bars, and restaurants. We met a lot of interesting and artistic fellow travelers here that we later traveled with.


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