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"Getsemaní is a neighborhood located in the historic center of Cartagena, Colombia. It is known for its vibrant atmosphere, colorful streets, and rich cultural heritage. Getsemaní has undergone significant revitalization in recent years, transforming from a once-neglected area into a trendy and popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The neighborhood is characterized by its colonial architecture, lively street art, and bustling plazas. Visitors can wander through its narrow streets, lined with cafes, restaurants, and boutique shops. Getsemaní also boasts a thriving nightlife scene, with numerous bars and clubs offering live music and entertainment. In addition to its cultural attractions, Getsemaní is home to several notable landmarks, including the iconic Clock Tower and the San Felipe de Barajas Castle, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Overall, Getsemaní offers visitors a unique blend of history, culture, and modern flair, making it a must-visit destination in Cartagena."
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"Getsemaní stands as a beacon of culture, art, and community spirit. This historic district, with its roots as a settlement for freed African slaves and working-class citizens, has retained its authentic soul with its food and nighttime walking vibes that greatly differ from Old Town/Bocagrande. "
"Colorful neighborhood known for its art, street food and vendors selling all kinds of things. You can get lost in these streets forever! There is so much to do, see, eat...and of course shop! Don't forget to practice your negotiating skills with the street vendors. "

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