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 architecture, stands in front of a beautiful square with restaurants, we got lucky because it was open, worth knowing, like everything else in cartagena.
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  • The convent is awesome, the church great. It is a pity the lack of explanations in English or an audio guide. You'll need a guide to help out and explain the importance of it.  more »
  • Beautiful and shady courtyard will be a nice palce to be in the middle of the day. The museum is OK and you do NOT need a guide to go around!  more »