A bustling hub of budget hostels, Getsemaní was where I set up shop for the 5 days I was in Cartagena. Whilst the neighbourhood is not quite as picture-perfect as the old town, it is still worth spending some time here. Especially as once the sun sets, the majority of Cartagena's nightlife is based here. In some ways, I preferred Getsemaní to the old town as I felt it had a bit more character but I've always been one to enjoy places that are a little rough around the edges.
The area has some interesting street art too:
Children gather to play football in Plaza Trinidad and when the sun sets, it is a popular meeting place for locals with the Iglesia in the background.
Even the little details like these details were delicately intricate and added to the feel of the place.
If you've been to Cartagena before, what did you think of Getsemaní?