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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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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