Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, Cartagena
(4.3/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Despite spending almost every day in front, I couldn't see it open. Need so check the schedule if you want to go in.
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  • When I heard that this church was the 18th century Baroque arts and hoped those altars filled with gold. There's nothing like that. But I liked the story of this Catholic Saint. A nuisance are the street vendors that disrupt the streets around.
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  • i didn't know anything about st. peter claver's history until entering this church/sanctuary and it's super interesting. he spent all his life preaching/helping the slaves brought form africa and you ...  more »