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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

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Neighbourhood: City Center West
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Address: 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone Number: +1 215-561-1313
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National...

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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A BREATH TAKING CATHEDRAL

Even if you are not a Catholic please stop in and reflect on this catherdral's Beauty! Say a prayer for a loved one or friend. light a candle! PEACE..

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even if you are not a Catholic please stop in and reflect on this catherdral's Beauty! Say a prayer for a loved one or friend. light a candle! PEACE..

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Marlton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the USA and on par with many beautiful churches I have seen in Europe.

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

World class, and I mean that. If you love art & architecture, you will love this Basilica. Absolutely amazing. On par with similar buildings I've visited throughout Europe.

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Lake Tahoe (Nevada), Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow never seen a place like this really amazing open to visit inside I would put this on my must see list

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not catholic but I make sure we stop here every time we are in the area. The inside of the basilica is beautiful and very spiritual for me.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was eager to visit this place, We always make time to visit the cathedrals of the cities we go, but it was shocking to see it so empty..I will definitely try to go earlier, we went on a Sunday around 4 pm, and nobody was there...I am not trying to say than crowded is better, but it was so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The cathedral is so beautiful. Very ornate and splendid. Take time to stop in and take in the beauty of the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was walking past with my bf and we noticed the doors were open. We couldn't help but go in. Intricate design, so grand and detailed. A very moving visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking past with my stepdaughter who is from Santa Fe, NM, we noticed the doors were open. I suggested we go in so I could show her how magnificent the church is inside. They were having a concert and we were invited to stay and enjoy it even though we were just passing by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I went to this cathedral to learn more about it. We scanned a barcode to get a free audio tour! The tour was not too long (20 minutes) and the cathedral was beautiful! The kids were entertained because of the gorgeous stained glass windows and marble statues.

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