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.
NEARBY ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
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.
- Home of “The Black Man’s Apostle”
- Look upon the sea
- The entrance to Cartagena
- A source of life
- Faith in its element
- A base for marine life
- A President’s home
- Another stronghold of Cartagena
- A citywide celebration
- Take a daytrip to the beach