Iglesia de Santo Toribio, Cartagena

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#10 of 16 in Historic Sites in Cartagena
One of Cartagena's smaller churches, Iglesia de Santo Toribio dates back to some time between the 17th and 18th centuries. Survey the intricately carved Mudejar paneling, a style of Iberian architecture, and learn about the cannonball that, during a packed service in 1741, came through a window into a hall of worshippers. Luckily there were no casualties, but--incredibly--the same cannonball remains on display inside one of the walls of the church. Don't leave without seeing this piece of history. Iglesia de Santo Toribio is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Cartagena Edition.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The Church keeps a Cannonball that fell at the time of the war, during a celebration and did not cause any death. Has masses every day at 6:15 pm and the main altar ´ your pal is beautiful.
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  • August 2, 2017
    WHEELCHAIR ACCESS - YES Because access to the church on Independence Day was not possible, we explored the entrance at the side (to the left of the church doors) to the Claustro. This particularly fin...  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    Not much to see inside, just the main altar. Beautiful wooden ceiling I wish I could remember where I have seen a ceiling like this before!  more »
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  • December 11, 2016
    This is one of the oldest churches in the City and still has active services. I stopped off during morning mass and was able to worship. Truly peaceful
  • November 12, 2016
    A historical church ideal for weddings I invite you to visit it. una iglesia histórica ideal para celebrar bodas los invito a visitarla @ilovecartagena
  • May 4, 2017
    Good church. nice statues.
  • November 19, 2016
    Well, slow ovations
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  • June 5, 2016
    Beautiful church, old, simple and worthy of divine worship which God deserves.
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