Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver

Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver
4.5
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10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
About
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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1,072
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279
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Jessica
Hamilton, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
A beautiful place to visit in Cartagena. Local guide offered to show me around the museum, and other noteworthy places in the neighbourhood (for a small fee). Worth a visit!
Written 8 May 2024
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland29,807 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Saint Peter Claver church is beautiful and very busy. Great inside and well maintained. Very grand on the exterior. Recommended.
Written 3 May 2024
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Scott
New York City, NY39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
I love old churches so I’m a bit biased but this is a good place to visit e cause it has the court yard, the church and 2 floors with art. I’d give it a good 45 minutes to explore the place. The priest behind the place has an interesting story, The courtyard alone would be a cool place to have a picnic lunch. Too bad there isn’t a cafe inside. Highly recommend as a activity in cartegena
Written 6 April 2024
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Steve M
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The commitment of San Pedro Claver and his Jesuit brethren to the fight against slavery and mistreatment of enslaved people was truly inspiring, especially since it occurred 400 years ago. For their troubles, the Jesuits were repeatedly banned from Colombia for many years at a time. Their example of speaking truth to power with respect to basic human rights is as timely as ever.
Written 4 February 2024
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beetcanner
Southern Nevada661 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
A grand building exterior and gorgeous, expectedly traditional interior. This a fully functional house of worship, bear in mind. Services and times are listed on a placard in easy view.
Written 28 January 2024
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JoyfulWriter
Chesapeake, VA712 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
My husband and I spent nearly an hour inside this cathedral and garden. We went through a smaller side door and paid $4 each to go inside. You first walk into a lush green garden, entering the big cathedral through a side door. The ornate altar contains the skeleton of Saint Peter Claver and you can take pictures in there. There is a museum on the lower floor on the other side of the garden with religious paintings. Upstairs there are several rooms that tell about St. Peter's life and work (in English as well as Spanish) and include pictures and paintings. I found it very interesting and inspiring (and I'm not a Catholic). We noticed a small stone spiral staircase along the balcony and we carefully climbed up to a "choir" loft. Up there, we continued walking around a corner and found a large organ and a wonderful view over the balcony of the sanctuary below. I think some people probably miss this area that is tucked away a bit, but is worth finding and exploring. We enjoyed the peace and quiet of our visit to this church.
Written 21 March 2023
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Gracias por tu valoración. Trabajamos cada día por ser mejores. Un fuerte abrazo desde la Sede de los Derechos Humanos.
Written 19 July 2023
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Marc N
Bartlesville, OK1,398 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Nice church- still in use- don't miss the bones display of Saint Peter Claver. This is part of Old Town Cartagena.
Written 12 February 2023
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Gracias por tu valoración. Trabajamos cada día por ser mejores. Un fuerte abrazo desde la Sede de los Derechos Humanos.
Written 19 July 2023
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Kevin S
Pontypridd, UK6,681 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
A church and monastery, now a complete museum tribute to Pedro Claver. Acclaimed as a humanitarian for assisting slaves and trying to educate and help them while at the same time convert them to Christianity. I doubt they wanted that any more than being slaves. A room of the church bishops portraits, another room of religious paintings, all just labelled blandly with a title. The church itself was pleasant and attractive and a very nice courtyard garden but really for 24,000 not that interesting.
Written 9 February 2023
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Gracias por tu valoración. Trabajamos cada día por ser mejores. Un fuerte abrazo desde la Sede de los Derechos Humanos.
Written 19 July 2023
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Rob R
Tredegar, UK2,467 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Couples
A fantastic church and very beautiful and atmospheric square which was always busy with people street performances and vendors. Our hotel was only 5 minutes away and this was one of our favourite locations in the old city.
Written 27 January 2023
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Gracias por tu valoración. Trabajamos cada día por ser mejores. Un fuerte abrazo desde la Sede de los Derechos Humanos.
Written 19 July 2023
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Salaamus
Turlock, CA186 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 • Family
This old part of town, colorful, rich in history of a times of piracy, colonial pass rich in food and culture. This is a must see and a must stay if you can find a hotel within its walls.
Written 23 December 2022
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Gracias por tu valoración. Trabajamos cada día por ser mejores. Un fuerte abrazo desde la Sede de los Derechos Humanos.
Written 19 July 2023
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