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. To visit Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and other attractions in Cartagena, use our Cartagena trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Beautiful building that preserves its original architecture, with lots of green in its courtyard and a very emotional history. It is worth climbing the spiral staircase, although it is narrow and dark, to admire from the choir room the temple.
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  • This is a beautiful Catholic Church, and after the bustle of the Plaza it was very soothing to sit and look at the beautiful Church, and to wander slowly and see the statues.  more »
  • Located in the city history or walled city. Where you can travel with peace of mind with family and friends
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