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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  • A place full of history, charm, beautiful gardens, fantastic Chapel and many areas to explore and discover. Each bedroom has some detail by enjoy and very basic data are available to visit the sanctuary on their own, as my spouse and I did. Place offers guided tours but not well reported at that time start or as it manages the cost, that apparently is a kind of tip to the Guide. During one minute we were with a group and it seemed to be worth... would recommend reporting this type of visits. He would definitely return and would recommend it to any visitor, except have some sort of difficulty of mobilization, such as fines, require staff or be in a wheelchair. In the event you might enjoy the chapel without problems.
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  • This church was once a sanctuary for slaves. There is a nice sculpture outside representing Saint Peter Claver and slaves he helped. Architecture of church is interesting and is nice for pictures.  more »
  • Our Guide took us here as we made our way around Cartagena. Amazing stories how he helped to make the slaves liver more bearable. A church with superb architecture in this square.  more »

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