Calle e Plazuela del Pozo (Well Street and Square), Cartagena

Calle e Plazuela del Pozo (Well Street and Square), Cartagena

Calle del Pozo – one of the most romantic and beautiful streets in Getsemaní – stems from the homonymous square, Plazuela del Pozo. This cute little plaza was not part of the original urban plan and is said to have emerged spontaneously around the water well from which the locals used to collect "oily water" (unsuitable for human consumption but good for technical needs). It is from this well that both the plaza and the street subsequently got their name.

The area is rich in history and gets particularly lively at night, with live music, and plenty of food and drinks everywhere (thanks to the nearby eateries). And if you happen to be here at the right moment, you may even find yourself in the middle of a dance show on the street. Complete with the lovely murals, all this makes it hard to imagine that, in 1811, it was the epicenter of armed clashes against colonial authorities that would tip the balance in favor of declaring Cartagena's total independence from Spain.

Inside Getsemaní neighborhood you will find many depictions of Pedro Romero, a person of mixed European and African descent, who, in 1810, formed a militia to expel the Spanish governor. One such is in Plazuela del Pozo, created by graffiti artist Ceroker. Here, the national hero is painted as an astronaut bearing a flame in an outstretched hand. The inscription in the mural reads: "Here, the insurgency of the people began."

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Calle e Plazuela del Pozo (Well Street and Square) on Map

Sight Name: Calle e Plazuela del Pozo (Well Street and Square)
Sight Location: Cartagena, Colombia (See walking tours in Cartagena)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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