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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  • We were lucky enough to attend a wedding in this spectacular church. The facade is elegant and sits on a quaint square. The interior is beautiful.  more »
  • A nice reprieve from the heat of Cartagena. The courtyard is beautiful and the art work was so interesting. We have a Saint Peter Claver Church in our town in USA and I never knew his role during time...  more »
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