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Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

Carrera 4 No. 31-00, 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, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
+57 5 6644991
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fortunately this church is is close to many tour stops. It is a must see as far as I’m concerned. The artisans and craftsmen hope built this church were really quite skillful.

Thank woodmister
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on the fence about this location but I'm so glad I went. One of the best things I saw in Cartagena. Most of the written information is in Spanish but there are some awesome tour guides that you can hire for a reasonable...More

Thank angelalduffy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful garden, interesting story about Pedro Claver and nice church. The cloister was small enough not to be overwhelming but with quite a variety of displays.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The builders of this church had so much talent. It's awesome to see Cartagena Community take care of this time-less piece of art. It was nice to go in and visit.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This monk looked after and gave medical assistance the poor the city as well as surrounding himself with street children. In the sanctuary you can see where he died as well as his modest accommodations. There is a museum of artefacts that you can walk...More

Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church and museum was beautiful, interesting, and inspirational. The saint who lived here, San Pedro Claver, was from Spain and dedicated his life to helping the plight of slaves brought here. His body is here under the altar. If you are in Cartagena, you...More

Thank Robin L
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church and is worth visiting. The colonial architecture is absolutely amazing! I truly recommend this site!

Thank DecoWorldTraveler
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited the church and took a guided tour whilst staying in the historic city of Cartagena des indes in Septemer, 2017. I was takne on a tour by an Englsih speaking guide who shwed me everyt nook and crnny of the monasntery , garden and...More

Thank NickDG47
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My favorite part of this church was the art museum! It is worth a good visit, and bring a good camera that can take pictures in low light :)

Thank Sarah43022
Reviewed 22 September 2017

The church is part of a set of religious buildings as the Cloister of San Pedro Claver and the archaeological museum, where Claver lived and ministered. Peter Claver was a Spanish-born Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to helping the African slaves, giving them a...More

Thank KaterinaBouza
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22 January 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.
22 January 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.
16 January 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.