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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521
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Beautiful cedar wood cathedral

The Cathedral is especially beautiful, being constructed inside from light colored cedar wood. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A work of art

Paramaribo is not a beautiful city, and yet it has several amazing landmarks, this cathedral among... read more

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Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Cathedral is especially beautiful, being constructed inside from light colored cedar wood. The outside looks more typical of Paramaribo historical architecture.

Thank Nhiker
Reviewed 5 days ago

Paramaribo is not a beautiful city, and yet it has several amazing landmarks, this cathedral among them. The angles, the light, the windows, and statues. And to think, all of structure is wood, this church with its many arches is truly a work of art.

Thank Claire_Colorado
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful basilica inside and out. Worth a visit for seeing the wood work inside and out. When we arrived a service was in process but it ended in 10 minutes so we were able to see the beauty of the inside.

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Magnificent church and shows richness of history here. A most see as a tourist visiting. Ensure to tour inside and get a blessing.

Thank kcwalksja
Reviewed 10 October 2017

As impressive as it is on the outside, you must go inside (no shorts, hats, phones in use allowed) to appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship of this wooden church. One of the few churches in the world where they still have holy water.

Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It is a lovely church. Very worthwhile to visit. A wonderful work of Art in wood and marble. It is a wonderful experience.

Thank LA_Laldy
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A must see. This place is in Icon in Suriname. Is the cathedral but what makes it more important is the fact that was built entirely in wood. The interior is breathtaking and thanks to the European Unit, it's been preserved and retored. You have...More

Thank Laurapatry
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Beautiful wooden building, amazing inside. Should visit when in Paramaribo. Has been restaurated completely, shame that the harsh tropical conditions are affecting the outside already.

Thank massihpersad
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Maybe it was me expecting more or maybe it is just a renovation project that disturbed my expectations ... Be warned it could be less than yhou expect

Thank francien2015
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I thought nicer on the outside than inside. It is said to be the largest wooden structure in the western hemisphere. Worth a visit when in Paramaribo.

Thank TravelinAlan
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7 July 2016|
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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.