Although Getsemani is often overshadowed by the old walled city, the neighborhood’s Bohemian charm and close proximity to the old town have made it one of the top choices for backpackers and budget travelers visiting Cartagena. The neighborhood is full of charming restaurants, coffee shops, and bars as well as an astonishing array of street art. The brightly colored murals depict animals, and people and feature bright colors and swirling patterns. You can find tropical scenes, Colombian palenqueras, folk tales, and references to Afro-Colombian culture.
Although you can street art along the walls everywhere in Getsemani, the majority of the murals can be found on Calle Sierpe and the adjoining side streets. One of the best places to visit is the Callejón Angosto. This narrow alleyway has colorful umbrellas hanging above you and the walls are painted. Come early though if you want to get good photos as the street gets very crowded.