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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  • It’s an $8 per person entry fee and well worth the price. I never mind paying a small fee to help preserve old architecture and historical sites. Nice grounds and museum. Entry to the church...  more »
  • This church is not overly ornate inside. It isn’t like stepping into the big cathedrals of Europe, but it still has charm. The outside is very unique with it’s stone and colour, and the inside altar.....  more »
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