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“Worth popping in on your stroll through El Centro” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral de San Pedro Claver

Cathedral de San Pedro Claver
Cartagena, Colombia
664-5308
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Cookeville, Tennessee
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“Worth popping in on your stroll through El Centro”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

I had never heard the story of this saint, and found it interesting that he ministered to the slaves and lepers in the early colonial times. I really think his story has much more gravitas and color than the site lends to it. I mean, this Jesuit had to stand up to the wealthy patrons of his church to extend the kindnesses he did, which was fraught with drama and intrigue. It deserves a better telling than the 2 dimensional portrayal he gets in this church - but what a beautiful building and what a legacy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful colonial cathedral,”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Beautiful inside, old colonial arquitecture. It has a very unique lush garden on one side that can be visited until 5:30 pm. Peaceful and cool to spend some quiet time.

Visited March 2013
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“Lovely Church but NOT Open”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I love traveling to see old hurches. This is a prominent church inthe walled city and was not open every day I went to see it. This being a tourist area, it should be open to the people,

Visited March 2013
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“lovely church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We really loved exploring San Pedro Claver, which is a gorgeous church with lovely grounds. It was an outstanding highlight of our tour of Cartegena.

Visited January 2013
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“Impressive building”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

This was a very impressive building but not too ornate inside. The stained glass was lovely especially in the domed ceiling above the altar.

Visited January 2013
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