Holy Trinity Square, Cartagena: Our most recommended tours and activities

Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena: Historic Center and Getsemaní Shared Walking Tour

Cartagena, a city that bewitches, welcomes you to the best tour of the beautiful and magical city of Historic Cartagena full of stories, sayings and fascinating myths of its walls, streets, convents and houses of the walled downtown and San Diego that transcends the city limits. Discover the secrets, customs and legends of the tradition inherited from the Spaniards and popular from our Caribbean miscegenation, among which Gabo (Nobel Prize for Literature) accompanies us through his writings, such as his book "One Hundred Years of Solitude", one of the most read in the world. We start, at the agreed time, the shared tour, in the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes where we will learn about the indigenous people who were before and during the arrival of the Spanish. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador, before the Plaza del Esclavo, a prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets. But first, Pedro de Heredía welcomes us. We continue to the Portal de Los dulces, a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. The process of commercialization of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old "Plaza de la Aduana", has been historically important. In "Plaza de la Aduana" we will see important buildings such as the Municipal Hall. Of course, art is no stranger to the tour, the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum, stones of beautiful considered the most beautiful in the world, worn by celebrities. Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of the Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Headquarters of Human Rights. Then we go to the San Ignacio Bastion which was built to defend the "Bay of Souls" from any pirate attack. On this tour we will see the history behind the walls of Cartagena. Do you like the feats of pirates and corsairs? We count them when visiting a Bastion, as a sample of Spanish military constructions and strategies, we continue to Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence, a place to refresh ourselves. Do you know the sloths, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, Centennial Park, former Railway Station, which is a relic of the Tropical Dry Forest where we refresh under the shade of beautiful trees. We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unique architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route at Calle San Juan to the sound of salsa and the African champeta.

Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

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).

Free Walking Tour Barrio Cultural Getsemani al Completo

Free Walking Tour Barrio Cultural Getsemani al Completo

DISCOVER THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE FAMOUS GETSEMANI NEIGHBORHOOD! Walk the most emblematic streets and its representative squares of a historically resistant town, its folklore, its colors, its music and its people. Get closer to the "getsemanisence" culture through this journey where you will understand the importance of a segregated and insurgent community during the colony, whose fighting spirit initiated the Colombian independence, and over time spawned artistic movements in film, painting, sculpture, dance and, of course, the music. Today you will find a tourist district with original inhabitants inheritors of a rich culture that at first sight hides stories and legends of revolution, pride, and tradition. Join this journey through time, culture and art discovering: the other side of Cartagena de Indias - La Heroica! Important info: this Tour is a shared experience called "Free Walking Tour" and our job is based on tips, which means that you are the one who decides how much your Guides deserve for their work. We suggest $50,000 COP per person which we consider is a fair value for your Freelance Guide considering the cost of a regular Walking Tour. This voluntary tip that you give to your guide is their way of making a living and maintaining this exciting job.

Cartagena: Private Walking Tour Historic Center & Getsemaní

Cartagena: Private Walking Tour Historic Center & Getsemaní

We start, at the agreed time, this Private Tour in Cartagena at the Camellón de Los Mártires - Plaza de Cervantes where we will learn about the indigenous people who were before and during the arrival of the Spanish. We move to the "Golden Key of Cartagena" or Clock Tower entering the Plaza del Ecuador, before the Plaza del Esclavo, a prelude to continue part of the enslavement route through Porto Carrero and Candilejo streets. But first, Pedro de Heredía welcomes us. We continue to the Portal de Los dulces, a symbol of female activity in times of slavery and that their descendants still continue their traditions. The commercialization process of merchandise, including that of the enslaved, in the old Comptroller's Square, has been historically important, Andian National Corporation and the Mamonal refinery, the Municipal Mayor's Office. Of course, art is no stranger to this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena, the Museum of Modern Art, an exponent of Caribbean and Latin American art from the 50's, the Gold Museum opens its doors with samples of indigenous pieces from the Colombian Caribbean and the Emerald Museum, stones of precious considered the most beautiful in the world, used by celebrities. Religion is present with San Pedro Claver, Slave of the Slaves, we will see the Architecture of the Church and Museum-Monastery that bear his name and is the Headquarters of Human Rights. Do you like the exploits of pirates and corsairs? In this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena we count them when visiting a Bastion, as a sample of Spanish military constructions and strategies, we continue to Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence, a place to refresh ourselves. We link the Plaza Bolívar, in homage to the precursor of Independence and the Plaza de la Proclamación- Old Government Palace and the Centennial Park as scenarios of the Independence of Cartagena and Colombia. Continuing along Calle Román is not only the symbol of the best drinks until it allows you to remember one of the Presidents of the Republic who has transcendent in history. Do you know the sloth bears, the squirrels, the iguanas? You will see them in this Private Walking Tour in Cartagena in one of the most important Lungs of Cartagena, the Centennial Park, old Railway Station, which is a relic of Tropical Dry Forest where we cool off under the shade of beautiful trees. We will enjoy one of the most important and colorful cultural corridors of Getsemaní, due to the umbrellas (symbol of the advertisement), the graffiti and the unparalleled architecture. Finally, we enter the Callejón Ancho, to reach the end of the route on Calle San Juan until the sound of salsa and African champeta; previously passing by the church and square of the Holy Trinity.

Cartagena: Photography Workshop Tour

Cartagena: Photography Workshop Tour

Discover the historic walled city of Cartagena whilst taking part in a theoretical and practical photo workshop. Bring your camera and learn the fundamentals of photography in addition to the historical background of the city. Learn more about architectural, fashion, documentary, and landscape photography whilst improving your visual narrative in each of these areas. The information you receive is personalized according to your needs, level and skills. Prior experience is not required.

Cartagena Instagram Mobile Workshop: Scenic and Trendy Shots

Cartagena Instagram Mobile Workshop: Scenic and Trendy Shots

Boost your Instagram feed by learning how to take stunning photographs with your mobile phone. Enjoy walking through the colorful Getsemani neighborhood and improve your photographic creativity skills. Learn about presets, filters, poses and composition with your professional photographer, who will guide you to the best places in Getsemani, where almost every little corner is a potential jaw-dropping picture spot. If you have no experience or if you are already a photography expert you will leave this place with beautiful memories and a feed full of amazing pictures. Bring your charged smartphone and some extra cash in case you want photos with the traditional local ladies in colorful dresses known as “Palenqueras.”

Live The Nightlife In Cartagena Partying

Live The Nightlife In Cartagena Partying

The pub crawl is an exciting night activity in the historic center of Cartagena. During this tour, participants will have the opportunity to visit several places to have fun in the city and enjoy an unforgettable experience. By joining this activity, participants will receive an exclusive pub crawl shirt, which will allow them to identify themselves as part of the group and be part of this unique adventure. Includes * Activity sweater * Snack * Free shot * Mojito at one of the stops. * Local beer. * Welcome shot at the palenque house and carpenters. Stops * Zahri house * Wolf's den * The carpenter * Palenque house * Ethical bar

Cartagena: Old Town & Getsemani Quarter Self-guided Tour

Cartagena: Old Town & Getsemani Quarter Self-guided Tour

Get to know Cartagena in a relaxed way. Start the self-guided tour whenever you like and spend a varied and enjoyable time in this exciting and fascinating city. The tour starts at the Monumento India Catalina, a symbol of Colombia's indigenous culture. From there, you head to the Santa Catalina fortress, where you will learn more about the history of the city and its defence against pirates. The tour continues to Las Bóvedas, former warehouses and prison cells that now house galleries and craft shops. You will then get to the house of Gabriel García Márquez, one of Colombia's most famous writers. At the Teatro Heredia, you will learn more about the cultural side of the city before arriving at the Plaza de Santo Domingo, a lively square with many restaurants and cafés. The tour routes you through in the artists' neighbourhood of Getsemani, where you can discover the famous Umbrella Street and numerous works of street art. If you're lucky, you might even spot monkeys, parrots and sloths in the trees. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! Plan a leisurely 4.5 hours for this 5 km walk so that you can take your time to look at everything and have time for small breaks here and there. The tour ends 400 metres from the starting point. The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Cartagena by a good friend who knows the city like the back of his hand and has many exciting stories and anecdotes to tell. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Cartagena! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

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What people are saying about Holy Trinity Square, Cartagena

Overall rating

4.9
(35 reviews)

Amazing tour! Legaxy did a fantastic job of explaining the history of Cartagena and Colombia. He made the tour fun and engaging and did a great job of answering questions. This was one of my favorite activities in Cartagena and I would definitely recommend it!

I loved ! Ingrid my excellent guide!! Thank you! I loved seeing the passion with which he tells the story and Colombia 🇨🇴, congratulations Ingrid. There are streets that I would not have entered and visited without this tour, I highly recommend it.

The host Ingrid was amazing. Great class of History very nice and friendly she is the best.

Ingrid gave us a history lesson about Cartagena. Very interesting tour. It is worth it.

Beautiful, I loved Nadia's explanation, beautiful person