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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 6 days ago

My wife and I attended Sunday mass here. We were amazed at its beauty and elegance. It has quite a history and two popes celebrated mass here. Well-worth a visit even if not religious.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Gary G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous church--deserving of a visit for its architecture alone & a nice place for a classical concert.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Krazykz53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful church with amazing decor, paintings, statues. The ceiling alone was amazing. Stations of the cross were unique

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tortita
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to churches in many many countries...this one is worth the trip. So impressive. Next time when you in Philadelphia, you must stop and spend 1/2 hour in here.....Spend some time, wander around inside. Very breathtaking.

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

Very historical, beautiful alters, walls and ceiling. Tomb of Saint Katharine Drexel one of the few American Saints.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ann c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Logan hotel and the cathedral was a quick walk across the street. Beautiful inside and out. They have a brochure that details all the architecture, artifacts, and artwork of this beautiful church. The Cathedral was modeled after the Lombard Church in...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WendyB12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 weeks 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 14 October 2019

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 13 October 2019

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
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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.
14 July 2015|
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Response from gypsy001 | Reviewed this property |
not unless you have an invitation/ticket