Guided tour

Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

From US$ 51.42 per person

Join a guide and discover Cartagena's hip Gethsemani neighborhood. Learn about its history, culture, and urban art scene whilst strolling past its main sights pieces of graffiti art.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the Getsemani neighborhood alongside an expert guide
  • Visit the studios of local artists, their galleries and watch a live painting performance
  • Explore the most colorful neighborhood in Cartagena and see street art among its colonial streets
Full description

See a new side of Cartagena as you explore hip Getsemani with a local guide. Learn about the area’s history through the graffiti art that is all around. Understand the meanings behind the images of wild animals, famous faces, and daily life. Follow your guide along colonial streets to the main sights of the neighborhood. You will visit Centenario park, Holy Trinity Square, and Umbrella street. You’ll also spend some time at Las Tablitas, a store considered the oldest house in Getsameni.

Take plenty of photos of the mind-blowing local murals and depictions of lively urban culture. Browse the artists’ galleries, watch a live painting show, or even try your hand at your own piece (for an additional fee).

Includes
  • Guide
  • Snack
  • Walking tour
  • Paint your own canvas (available if you wish to pay a fee to the local artist on the spot)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide inside the Bike & Arts store

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5

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We had such an amazing time. This almost felt like we had a friend showing us the city rather than a tour which I loved. Durand was so personable and passionate about the city and we learned so much. His love of art and history and literature could easily be seen through his stories and fact sharing. We felt so welcomed and appreciated for enjoying his time. We returned to the local art gallery he showed us the next day and purchased 8 pieces of art. So special and loved every minute of it.

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January 17, 2023

What a nice beautiful happy interesting walk this was. Duran (the tour guide) knew like no other how to convey fun and enthusiasm. But what a nice tour, not only the umbrellas, the flags and kites were the highlights, but also the beautiful interesting stories. What a pleasure to be able to walk through the Getsemani district. The delicious local ice cream and snack made the party complete. And then of course all the graffiti that came along! As a street art lover, I couldn't believe my eyes. Yes clearly a Yes on my part. All in all a 2 hour party. Gracias Duran, you made my day.

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September 26, 2022

The directions for the meeting spot was very clear. Once you leave the Clock tower, cross the street and stay to the right of the horse statutes. You also get a message via WhatsApp to confirm everything. I appreciated the bottle of water before the start of the walk. Our guide, Ronald was very informative and patient. He will offer to take pictures for you as well. It was a great history lesson full of art and culture. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about the Colombian culture! Getsemani is traditional and home to some families that you may see sitting by their windows as you walk back. Pay attention to the landscape so you can see the difference from traditional to modern. The snacks and ice cream were a yummy treat to beat the heat and we ended the tour back in the wall city. Great tour! Exactly as advertised.

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August 29, 2022

Product ID: 391473