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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
+1 215-561-1313
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
City Center West
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+1 215-561-1313
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Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This Church doesnt look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you! Just take a moment and step inside this church, you WILL be BLOWN AWAY with it's beauty! If you want to take it a step further, I would recommend if...More

Thank Adam-Fulton F
Reviewed 23 May 2017

several masses happen every weekend that anyone can attend. We find this is a lovely way to spend an hour on a Sunday morning, and makes the visit to the cathedral more meaningful.

Thank MV58
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Felt like this was a "must see" while in the area, but realistically, there's not much to see or do. It's beautiful and peaceful, and was a nice stop in a hectic day.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Beautiful interior, absolutely worth visiting. It's located right next to the Sheraton Downtown where we were staying.

Thank Maria K
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I like to visit the local cathedrals when I travel. The stain glass, the beautifully carved wood, marble and statues were very beautiful. It is free and across from Logan square and near the museums, so if you are in the area stop in and...More

Thank GretchenDT
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I love going to the Cathedral. It is so beautiful and peaceful there. I feel that my soul is lighten by just sitting in a pew. If you need a place to pray and experience the presence of God. This is the one.

Thank R1073KXmargaretk
Reviewed 10 May 2017

As you walk down the Franklin Parkway toward City Hall you cannot help but notice the copper-domed cathedral that was a widely recognized visual landmark in Philadelphia before the Parkway was built in the early 20th century and high rises further changed the sightline of...More

1  Thank Elisabeth B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

What a beauty she is! It may not look like much from the outside but once inside, you’re transported to beauty personified. Even if you are not Catholic or religious, it is worth a visit. There are beautiful stained glass windows, mosaics, sculptures and artwork....More

Thank Ashley C
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is simply a gorgeous place, majestic and serene. In the quiet of the cathedral you can enjoy the beauty all around you.

Thank David7310
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A beautiful cathedral in the style of many european cities, but right here in our own back yard. Well worth the visit, even if you are not religious.

Thank indyband
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Jacky G
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Response from FRIBOB | Reviewed this property |
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Michael s
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.
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lkb1954
14 July 2015|
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Response from gypsy001 | Reviewed this property |
not unless you have an invitation/ticket
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