San Pedro Claver Church and Monastery

Cartagena Colombia

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Cartagena de Indias

The walled city, pride of Colombia

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San Pedro Claver Church and Monastery

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San Pedro Claver Church and Monastery


Both the church and the monastery of San Pedro Claver were built in the early 17th century by the Jesuit religious community. Its name is a tribute to San Pedro Claver, who fought for the underdog, the oppressed, and the liberation of slaves. The missionary lived and died in the convent next to the church, and his remains are preserved in an urn on the high altar.



This city is an open-air museum, but has more than just culture and history to offer. Cartagena is also a traveler destination for beaches, water sports, and crafts, among other things.