According to legend there is a snake in Getsemani that can be heard at night and that leads you to the square with the most important church of the area, “Plaza de la Trinidad”. On the plaza there is a monument of Pedro Romero, one of the local freedom fighters central in the struggle for independence from Spain. The plaza is always bustling with life, full of color and flavor and a favorite hang-out for both locals and tourists.
We will be wandering the narrow streets of Getsemani looking at the single level houses of Moorish influence. Suddenly we will find ourselves climbing one of the ramps leading up onto the old wall where we can view the outskirts of the city, as well as the grand San Felipe Fort and the pipe wall of San Lazaro.