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Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

Closes in 18 min: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Four hundred years ago jesuits established in Cartagena and founded a school and a church in downtown. During the XVII century a father called Pedro Claver dedicated all his life to the protection of the african slaves and became saint 300 hundred...more
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Carrera 4 No. 31-00 | Centro Histórico. Plaza de San Pedro Claver., Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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All reviews his life beautiful church san pedro glass coffin african slaves religious art human rights main altar living quarters slave trade guided tour old church interesting history worth a visit on display entrance fee walled city
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Reviewed today via mobile

Wish I knew more about St Claver before visiting. Appreciation of him makes the visit more special. Spanish needed. English guide ok but a bit rushed and overlooked some rooms. Good collection of religious art.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From the old Spanish Fort you can look down to the old walled City and see the domes of this Cathedral. Its a beautiful Church honoring Saint Peter Claver with statuary, artwork and his burial tomb. Its well worth a visit just to see this...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had never heard of Saint Peter Claver before arriving in Cartagena, Colombia and I’m glad that I learned how caring he was to the slaves. The sanctuary where his body which is actually his skeleton rests peacefully is in the center of the old...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure it is worth the price. Worth seeing if there. Church is free but museum attached to it is paid for. Quite busy. In English and Spanish. Good to cool off from the heat.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 43tasneema
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A museum connected to the church. Bigger than expected, lots of energy, especially in the slaves quarters. If you’re into slave or colonial history at all, this is a must. Many tour groups going through, but if they are loud just let them pass through....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The most beautiful church in Colombia. If you are visiting Cartagena you need to visit this place. Enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was time for another museum, dedicated to the patron saint of slaves, inside the cloisters where he lived and died. This felt more like a church than a museum. We walked into a beautiful garden with tall trees and arches and flowers. There were...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous cathedral. Mass was taking place and the music was very uplifting. Beautiful Christmas decorations! Most men observed the ‘take your hat off’ courtesy-few did not. Very reverent place. Also, there are several other cathedrals to visit in the area-do not miss out-they are all...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good place to slow down, get out of the sun, relax, meditate and calm down. A very modest interior but welcome. Quite a history to the place and to the eponymous saint.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Elaine H
Reviewed December 3, 2018

Well worth the visit and time to appreciate a venue and true humanitarian. Such a lovely space of history and compelling art about the father that was such a humanitarian compared to the brutal and savage Spaniards mistreatment of slaves and other humans. Highly recommend...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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January 22, 2016|
Response from BaltoROberta | Reviewed this property |
I really don't know. You might see if the church has a website. It's a beautiful church complex.
January 22, 2016|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
The word Mass is Misa in Spanish. Sunday the Church is open from 8am to 4pm with Mass held at 12 noon, 6 and 8pm.
January 15, 2016|
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Response from carlota07 | Reviewed this property |
First level i think would be accessable. Enough to get the feel of the place.