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Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

Carrera 4 No. 31-00 | Centro Histórico. Plaza de San Pedro Claver., Cartagena 130002, Colombia
+57 5 6644991
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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 years later. To keep alive his legacy, jesuits came back to the city at the end of XIX century and started to collect pieces for a museum that includes precolombian, religious and african caribbean art and, of course, the chamber and other spaces where the saint lived and died. Nowadays it is the museum with the most complete collection of religious art in Colombian coast, and the building preserves the spirit of Claver, the spirit of Human Rights.
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Carrera 4 No. 31-00 | Centro Histórico. Plaza de San Pedro Claver., Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A beautiful church and convent, the garden in huge! full of plants, the furniture and Saints room of colonial time is very well preserved. Also visit the workshop in the mezzanine of the church where they repair and restore pieces.

Thank Ana V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

$US 5 entry, provides access to the museum and the church (unlike the other churches in the Old Town, tourists seem to be unable to enter this one without paying). Most of the signage in the museum is in Spanish. Nevertheless, there are some interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We paid the normal entrance fee (13,000 pesos per person) for the guided tour. We were shown around the house and cathedral by tour guide Willy. At the end he wanted to show us a few extra things outside. So we walked down two streets...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends wanted to go visit the santuario. I said why not. The place is bit run down but the history behind it is one to hear. It’s a great place if you like religion history. For me I like this architecture and what it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was once a cathedral and is quite nice inside. There are lots of good sculptures to see while you wander around

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get to know a little bit of the story before you go. It's a beautiful area as well. Maybe 20-30 minutes max as part of your stroll around the area

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this sanctuary and imagining what life was like for this saint. They called him “the slave of the slaves”.

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Reviewed May 1, 2018

The convent is next to the church linked by a tree filled courtyard. The convent is where Pedro Claver lived and died and is a museum. He was called 'Slave of the Slaves' as he helped the enslaved people brought from Africa. The courtyard is...More

Thank Jane N
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Reviewed April 19, 2018

I especially enjoyed this church after learning Saint Peter Claver found it in his heart to minister to the need of the African slaves. The beauty and significance of the place is not to be missed when in Cartagena.

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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

The only courtyard is worth a visit! They also have interesting temporary exhibitions. I personally find not so interesting the rooms where father Claver used to live.

Thank Giuliano S
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WahooNKS
January 22, 2016|
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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.
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WahooNKS
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.
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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.
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