The School

BABEL International Language Institute Cartagena offers you a perfect location in the heart of the old town – surrounded by the colonial city wall, just next to the oldest neighborhood of Getsemaní. The school is located between the beautiful and bustling Square of the Trinity (Plaza de la Trinidad) and the vibrating street “Media Luna”.

Around the school one can experience the very core of local life, in particular of the “Getsemanicenses” (residents of Gestsemaní). The square of the Trinity is the star each day, being the meeting point for locals and visitors alike, where the social and cultural life is celebrated. Together with the narrow streets of the neighborhood, its inhabitants and much more, this makes Getsemaní such a unique place in the world – and always worth a visit.

The school provides the students with an amply social area with access to free wifi, computers, a library, refreshments and coffee. On the top floor BABEL has the two terraces “San Felipe” and “Espritu Santo” with outstanding views of several of the landmarks of the city: the colonial wall, the fortress San Felipe (Castillo de San Felipe), the Hill of the Monastery (Cerro de la Popa) and the colorful rooftops and steeples of the old town.

In the school you can find plenty of information about cultural activities, sightseeing and adventure trips.  Free advice on the different activities in the city and around is provided.

  • Soon you will also be offered to take your Spanish classes directly at the Rosary Islands, where a new branch of our school is about to be launched. There you will be able to combine you language course with submarine adventures and enjoy our daily fresh choice of sea food – just having been caught for you!


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