13 Jul CATHEDRAL OF SAN PEDRO CLAVER
A BEAUTY AMONG BEAUTIES
Gorgeous to the cameras; with a good record that makes her a model with which you want to take a souvenir for eternity. Its texture and baroque design makes it a dream place for those lovers of consecrated love, who decide to seal their lives in a matrimonial union in this gorgeous place. It Inspires great photographs, and with its exterior attracts your eyes but with its interior it makes you fall in love.
From wherever you arrive to the historic center of the city; North or South, you can see it; Its imposing domes as the sunset in the Corralito de Piedras, show the majesty and charm of the buildings of the old city. This is San Pedro Claver church, which was built between 1580 and 1654. Located near the Museum of Modern Art and the Claver Square, this is a place that you must visit.
It not only has form, it also has content; that is why you should know:
- It owes its name to the Catholic priest and missionary Pedro Claver Corbero, religiously known as San Pedro Claver, a man who is remembered for helping slaves in the slave port of Cartagena de Indias, and who later called himself «slave of the slaves»
- It has had three names. It was known as the church of San Juan de Dios, then in 1622 it was called the church of San Ignacio de Loyola and nowadays it is called San Pedro Claver
- On its main altar rest the remains of the «slave of the slaves»