See Cartagena from a new perspective exploring the Getsemani neighbourhood with an English-speaking guide. Discover colourful houses and incredible street art on this free walking tour.
Getsemani Free Walking Tour
After meeting your guide at 4 pm in Camellón de los Mártires Square, you'll begin your free walking tour of the Getsemani district, ready to discover why it is known as one of Cartagena's most fashionable neighbourhoods!
Kick off your guided tour discovering the Parque del Centenario, a park created to commemorate the centenary of Colombian independence. You'll then head onwards to Plaza de la Trinidad, one of the busiest squares in Cartagena and a place which marks the start of the Getsemani neighbourhood, as a historic meeting point of the locals. The mustard-yellow Church of the Trinity completes the picturesque feel of this plaza, and from here the colourful streets really start to capture your attention.
As you walk through the streets of Getsemani, take the time to admire the vibrant graffiti painted by local artists on the walls. The beautiful murals represent a range of topics, from underlying social commentary to celebrations of local culture.
Continuing on your free walking tour, you'll visit the monument to Pedro Romero, an important working class leader and the first non-white military officer in Cartagena, and the Lanceros of Getsemani, the militia group he lead in the fight for independence from Spain in the 19th century.
Your free walking tour will also take you to the Mercado de Bazurto, an enormous open-air market where anything and everything is on sale, and the Plaza "El Pozo", a square traditionally used for public gatherings, plus much more.
And what is that you can hear? Throughout the tour, it won't be your eyes feasting on the delights of the colourful streets and flower-filled colonial style houses of Getsemani, but your ears will also be treated to the sounds of vallenatos, traditional Colombian folk music.
At the end of a fantastic free tour, you'll finish back at the original departure point at 7 pm.
It is not possible to reserve this tour for groups larger than six people. If you are a larger group, we recommend booking our private tour of Cartagena de Indias.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until the previous day (9:00 pm) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
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If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Camellón de los Mártires