Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, Cartagena

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Dedicated to a South American human rights pioneer whose remains still rest there today, Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver exudes a sense of tranquility. Built between 1580 and 1654, the structure features an imposing stone facade, yet the interior glows with the rich colors filtered through its stained glass windows. After appreciating the architecture, you can visit the church's cloister, where San Pedro baptized thousands of slaves, as well as its museum, to get some historical perspective on the building. If you take a guided tour, make sure to clarify the price in advance, or you might end up paying extra for translation into English. By using our Cartagena tourist route planner, you can arrange your visit to Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and other attractions in Cartagena.
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  • Beautiful location. You pay to get in but it's amazing inside. Very pretty and they had a cool art exhibit upstairs. 
  • This church is important from the standpoint of the history of slavery in Colombia, and the role played by the Jesuit priest St. Pedro Claver in that story. The altarpiece is glorious; the rest of the...  more »
  • Spectacular all the travel, the visit to the garden, the House, is is still the floor old, them rooms, the place where died San Pedro, remains, the Church, all very colonial e historical. The last Sunday of every month is free entrance to this and other tourist sites in Cartagena.
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