Altar of Iglesia de San Pedro Claver in Old Town, Cartagena, Colombia - Encircle Photos

10 Altar of Iglesia de San Pedro Claver in Old Town, Cartagena, Colombia

This exquisite marble altar with a broken pediment adorns the nave of Iglesia de San Pedro Claver. The Catholic church’s namesake is a Spanish Jesuit monk. He was tireless advocate for slaves during the first half of the 17th century. Known as the Apostle of the Blacks, Peter Claver was canonized in 1888. The saint’s remains are buried in a gilded crypt at the base of the altar.

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Carrera 4 No. 30-01, Centro, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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