A step back in time

A walk through the streets of Cartagena, Colombia at night is like walking back in time.

horse carriage in cartagena-Edit


St. Peter Claver

In the 16th century, slaves were arriving by the shipload in Cartagena, Colombia.  Peter Claver, a Jesuit priest, spent 40 years of his life ministering to the victims of human trafficking.  This church served as his base and where he was buried.

Church of San Pedro Claver


During the time of colonization, the Spaniards built cities and towns after the pattern of their own home cities.  It is also quite revealing of the close partnership between church and state in the way their institutional buildings are situated – usually fronting each other, around a square (plaza).