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The squares of Cartagena: Plaza de San Pedro Claver

We left the Customs Square behind. We pass the Modern Art Museum on our left and we arrive to another square: this Plaza is dedicated to a Saint. San Pedro Claver’s bones are inside the Convent. The church next to it has such an elegant door I can’t stop myself taking a picture in front of it. The sculpture of San Pedro in front of the Convent shows him with his Slave, probably teaching him the new religion. Other sculptures at the plaza belong to more ‘ordinary people’: a group of people playing chess, the street vendors with their fruit basket, all these sculptures with the same style belong to the artist Edgardo Carmona. You find some other iron sculptures of the artist in Getsemani, the other part of Cartagena.