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Graffiti Private Tour in Getsemani Cartagena

Created with Sketch. Explore the most colorful side of the historical Cartagena in this graffiti tour around Getsemani neighborhood.

Duration

3 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure

Languages

Eng-Spa

Overview

Let our guide take you to some of the main spots along Getsemani neighborhood and discover one of art’s numerous ways of expression: muralism and graffiti. Walk for 3 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.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A quick but informative lesson about Colombian graffiti art and its cultural and political importance
  • A typical snack in a local stand in the neighborhood
  • Walking along colorful houses in the bohemian Getsemaní neighborhood
  • The chance to meet more travelers
  • Wider perspectives of the city through urban expression

Description

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Description

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.

In this 3-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 of the area.

Getsemani 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.

Our guide will pick you up in the reception of your hotel and take you to Getsemani. 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. Our expert local guide 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.

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.

Included/Excluded

  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • All-risk insurance
  • Lunch
  • Extra purchases

Recommendations

🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 If you have a layover in Cartagena, please select the airport or the cruise ship terminal as a pick-up point for the layover tour

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water. The activity requires a 3-hour walk

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen
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