Iglesia De San Pedro Claver, Cartagena
About Iglesia De San Pedro Claver, Cartagena
Iglesia De San Pedro Claver, Cartagena - Address, Phone Number
Address: Carrera 4 No. 30-01, Centro, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
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San Pedro was a Spanish Jesuit priest and missionary who became the patron saint of slaves and seafarers. In Christianity, he is considered to be one of the greatest examples of what the exercise of human rights should look like. It’s said he personally baptised over 300,000 souls. Today, he is considered a national hero. The relics of the saint rest under the main altar of this Jesuitic-style 16th century church.
The facade of the church is said to be the greatest of all churches in the city. But also see the well in the courtyard, where he baptised thousands. The church museum dedicated to the saint was opened in 1950. The tour includes the apartments, and artifacts from his life. There's a small collection of religious art from Europe and Latin America, and also Afro-Caribbean art. There's even a small archaeological exhibit of pre-columbian ceramics.
In front of the church is the pretty Plaza de San Pedro Claver. Lined with restaurants and charming artisan shops selling handicraft and jewelry, it is a delightful attraction in its own right! You’ll find a striking statue of San Pedro there. Other smaller statues depict the day to day life of the people. Buy food and drink from the street vendors. It’s a shady place, an excellent refuge from the heat.
Iglesia De San Pedro Claver Information
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Iglesia De San Pedro Claver Ticket Prices
- Adults: COP 11,000
- Children: COP 7,000
Iglesia De San Pedro Claver Opening and Closing Hours
- Museum: 8am-5pm
How To reach Iglesia De San Pedro Claver by Public Transport
- Drive to here or take a taxi.
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This museum is SO overpriced for what it is... do not recommend! It's literally a few rooms with some old wooden artifacts and they charge 12000 pesos to enter!
The church square is quite nice to have dinner or lunch. Be mindful this is a working church so there is mass and people might be praying. On left side of the church you can enter the museum. Get a guide otherwise you'll miss half or all of the content.
Stunning view out of the church.
The square is quite busy and there was Mass on when I visited so I couldn't take many photos. That being said it's a great place to stop for lunch and take in the historic district
The church is quite good. Maybe the best church in Cartagena.