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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521
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Beautiful from inside and outside

This cathedral is eye-catching and very inviting. We went passing the church several times during... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
SunnyW358
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Amazing Wooden Basilique !

This is a real breathtaking place, this Roman Catholic (Cathedral until 2014) now Basilique of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HarryandGenevie... S
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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“wooden church” (20 reviews)
“dress code” (6 reviews)
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Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This cathedral is eye-catching and very inviting. We went passing the church several times during our morning walks while in Paramaribo and then once entered the church. Since it was a weekday, none was inside except for one official. We did not have the camera...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a real breathtaking place, this Roman Catholic (Cathedral until 2014) now Basilique of Paramaribo, known as the 'biggest and tallest wooden structure of South America. Look for the dress code and the openings hours.

Thank HarryandGenevie... S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilique is the largest wooden building in the Caribbean. Beautiful woodwork inside. A must see when visiting Suriname.

Thank astridcurrie
Reviewed 1 June 2017

It's amazing to watch how the all traditional structure that so often in Europe we see in churches, here is totally made out of wood! Also the openable windows are special!

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It is a real breathtaking place, being inside the church, looking at the wooden ceiling, the wooden pillars and the beautiful carvings. pastor Peerke Donders is burried here and a place to remember him as the very special person he was. THe Catholic mass is...More

Thank Anita J
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

A must visit ... beautiful wooden church. Over a century old and well preserved. Be sure to look up the visiting hours before you get there

Thank Seon G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Well, there is not much to do there but to admire this amazing 100% wooden building, keeping looking and wondering about How Did They Do It?! It truly is an architectural gem, absolute must see.

Thank Alla S
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The Roman Catholic Cathedral of Paramaribo, known as the 'biggest and tallest wooden structure in the western hemisphere' is even more imposing from the inside with its many columns, arches and its general airiness. For a catholic ecclesiastical building it is not overly decorated. To...More

Thank saronic
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

It's a beautiful piece of architecture. Wooden churches are such amazing pieces. If you get a chance to even pass, you should make sure to take it all in.

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Its a great place to visit if your into historic places. The architecture has changed a little but some of the old structures are still there. its also a great place if you just want to go to the church

Thank sabispot
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Response from Diego M | Reviewed this property |
No idea, I am sorry. 99% of things over there are just in Dutch, though.
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