Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, Cartagena

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Dedicated to a South American human rights pioneer whose remains still rest there today, Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver exudes a sense of tranquility. Built between 1580 and 1654, the structure features an imposing stone facade, yet the interior glows with the rich colors filtered through its stained glass windows. After appreciating the architecture, you can visit the church's cloister, where San Pedro baptized thousands of slaves, as well as its museum, to get some historical perspective on the building. If you take a guided tour, make sure to clarify the price in advance, or you might end up paying extra for translation into English. To visit Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver and other attractions in Cartagena, use our Cartagena trip itinerary maker site .
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  • the sanctuary of St. Peter Keyer is erected to the memory of the saint who lived and died in it and where his tomb is located, this person was a great defender of the rights of slaves, for which he had to face on multiple occasions with the constituted power and with the as powerful classes who used and abused slaves despite the Spanish laws that protected them, which they can explain with two phrases better than with something more farcical
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  • I was able to attend a mass in the cathedral and to perceive with joy the beauty of the faith of the Colombian people
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