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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul: Tours & Tickets

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The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979.
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18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1204
City Centre West
+1 215-561-1313
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful cathedral. We went to mass here. Finding the bathroom before mass started was tricky. It was actually in the gift shop. Also, the acoustics made it a little hard to hear mass, especially when there was a crying child. But all the statues and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Happygoluckyang
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking, pictures don't do this place justice. Allowed to roam around and take pictures - highly recommend going to see.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely love coming here! I just come to de-stress / find my inner peace. The mass is lovely as well and definitely something you have to do once. Makes me feel so connected such a beautiful cathedral

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank denahabboush
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Cathedral as part of a tour. What a beautiful place. If you love beautiful buildings you should stop by.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank postalguy12977
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful cathedral was a great stop for us, and we were so fortunate to happen upon a wedding. The artistry and architecture of the building is spectacular, and we were fortunate to enjoy the organ (amazing!) and soloist present Ave Maria.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Debbiekc73
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went in on a week end at opening hour, it was quiet and beautiful. Then it filled out with tours withing 1/2 hour

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comparable to the great cathedrals in Rome! Beautiful! The ceiling work and artistic glass and different altars are special !

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Leon B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I had to make this stop after seeing a Basilica in St Louis. This was a different type of beauty. The stained glass was beautiful. They have the papal cart to commemorate the visit by the pope. There are confessionals lining the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On street parking was easy for the Sunday AM mass. The acoustics were OK (I am hard of hearing). The cathedral is quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank papasmurf5069
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Any one who appreciates architecture, art, history or Catholicism must visit the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The structure and its appointments are magnificent. A point of history that I find very interesting is the reason that windows are placed at the top...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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28 November 2015|
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Response from MemeHHI | Reviewed this property |
I would only add that at least one confessional booth is equipped with a phone/amplifier for the hearing-impaired.
13 July 2015|
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Response from gypsy001 | Reviewed this property |
not unless you have an invitation/ticket