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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

This is a great place to visit and see the person who sacrificed himself on behalf of the slaves that were brought from Africa centuries ago. It is a really inspiring place, make sure you take a guided tour within the museum and the Church

Thank Fernando C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver is a peaceful, green space and a beautiful tribute to a man who is held in such high regard by the Colombians - the perfect spot to relax and have a reflective moment of gratitude.

1  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this historic church and museum as a family of four, bringing my elderly father and mother-in-law. There were minimal stairs so it was very accessible. The buildings are not aircondidtioned but still quite comfortable on a day when it was very hot and...More

Thank MissFergus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

''This is one of the buildings that you will be able to see from every corner of the city, located just a few blocks from the Torre del Reloj. Every late afternoon people gather to feed the pigeons outside of the church. Fantastic location for...More

1  Thank Beachtraveler62
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have passed at least five times before we could visit the church. Mass is between 17:30 and 19:00. The outside is impressive, especially at night. The inside is rather sober. At the left side there is a tropic cloister, which can however not be...More

Thank Philip_Bolster
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

A combination of the old sanctuary, the church and the premises/ art gallery! Nice to visit and take a look into the past days of Saint Peter!

Thank Adrianolo
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

I found this site to be interesting worth checking out and seeing some of the history , limited information in English!

Thank seadweller80
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you are a history lover, or are interested in religious art, Don't miss it. Hire atour guide and have a nice time.

Thank 694will
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver is probably the most important Cartegenian church. It is appropriate to spend some time both in this impressive historic church and the museum . The Spanish Jesuit priest who was during his live a compassionate social justice warrior and reached...More

Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We returned to visit the San Pedro Claver museum after learning basic context about San Pedro during our walking tour. San Pedro Claver was known as a Saint who educated the slave population during Cartagena’s time as a trade port during colonization. He is now...More

1  Thank Rebecca L
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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.
15 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.