Let our guide take you to some of the main spots along Getsemaní neighborhood and discover one of art’s numerous ways of expression: muralism and graffiti. Walk for 2.5 hours and enjoy this local experience of colorful streets and warm people. Learn about urban art and how important it became for Latin-American countries to make statements and show their thoughts through it. Taste some traditional snacks and adventure yourself to see all of the contrasts of the city.
A lot of cities around Colombia have been transformed after social and artistic projects that in some cases include graffiti and muralism as a way of creating memory and express ideas.
Getsemaní neighborhood in Cartagena is known for having a bohemian spirit. Its streets and alleys boast colors and the lively, friendly, and charismatic spirit of locals who gather outside their houses and welcome everyone who walks by. Besides, the place has been transformed into a cultural and art reference receiving many influences along years.
In this 2.5-hour private tour you will be guided to some important places near the Walled City, and you will discover what’s behind graffiti art and murals for their inhabitants.
Our guide will pick you up in the reception of your hotel and take you to Getsemani. He will explain you how artists or activists have tried to make statements about their perspectives of the country’s reality through their aesthetics and paintings.
Your tour will start there, and you will be strolling around picturesque pieces of street art paintings along some of the most important streets: Calle de la Sierpe, Calle San Juan, Calle de la Media Luna, Calle Larga, among others. You’ll get to see some of the best graffiti authors. You will also walk along the Centenary Park and our guide will make you be part of the constant debate about the negative labels that are sometimes put to graffiti such as vandalism, and the struggle spray-painters have had to earn their place and recognition.
On top of that, you will be invited to have a traditional snack made by locals of the neighborhood and the guide will give you further recommendations of cultural, gastronomic, musical activities. Enjoy discovering a different perspective beyond the touristic Cartagena.
The most advisable thing is that you wear clothes that keep you fresh as well as protect you from the sun. Sunglasses, hats and sunscreen, and comfortable sneakers are the most used pieces of clothing.
The weather in Cartagena is usually warm (above 27 C°). However, the tour operates in all weather conditions.
The neighborhood is well known for the murals and street art done by national and international painters and artists such as Showy or Bluny. It is also a place for art galleries and handmade shops where paints, pictures and different works from locals is shown.
The tour is planned to appreciate a bit of various graffiti neutral spots in Colombia, especially in Getsemaní neighborhood. You will walk around its main streets and alleys (Calle San juan, Calle de la Sierpe, among others) and Parque del Centenario.
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