Iglesia de Santo Toribio, Cartagena

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#11 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. Use our Cartagena road trip planning site to visit Iglesia de Santo Toribio on your trip to Cartagena, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Once you enter the church you immediately look to the alter and the beautiful, ornate gold altar. The church is much lik ethe beautiful churches in Italy and throughout Europe. Entering through the ma...  more »
  • When I walked in there were children praying, I think it was for first communion class, very beautiful. Silent and a very good natural lighting.
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  • beautiful church. very old. worth a visit for a good pray here in Cartagena. is a simple but at the same location with a beautiful ancient architecture
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  • 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
  • A historical church ideal for weddings I invite you to visit it. una iglesia histórica ideal para celebrar bodas los invito a visitarla @ilovecartagena
  • Good church. nice statues.
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  • Beautiful church, old, simple and worthy of divine worship which God deserves.
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Despite its status as a major tourist hub, Cartagena offers a good choice of affordable places to stay. If you're looking to splurge, consider staying at one of the town's restored colonial-era buildings, which now house boutique hotels packed with modern amenities. Alternatively, several old monasteries in Cartagena's walled colonial district offer outstanding facilities at very high prices. Budget-conscious travelers can explore the many mid-range hotels and low-cost hostels clustered in Getsemani, an up-and-coming neighborhood and center of the backpacker scene.
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