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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Gene R J wrote a review Feb 2020
Silver Spring, Maryland4,299 contributions597 helpful votes
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We visited Paramaribo for several days in 2012 and were not able to access the interior of this beautiful wooden basilica from 1883. Today, we can see its 144' towers from our stay at the Downtown Oasis Hotel. It's the closest of the 11 designated by the 2002 UNESCO 'Historic Inner City of Paramaribo'. The renovation has been a success and hopefully this work extends to more of the old wooden structures nearby. Note the large National Folk Music School just across the street.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱 wrote a review Feb 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,779 contributions36,055 helpful votes
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The Cathedral jn Paramaribo is an airy and dare I say unique edifice. Inside and outside it is all made out of gorgeously preserved wood. For sure the Church has been doing a great paint job over the years! Interesting is the grave of Peerke Donders, the missionary who went to Suriname to fight leprosy. He died in Batavia, Suriname but was reburied in the Cathedral.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jepglobal wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions1 helpful vote
All wooden construction. Very impressive and well ventilated building. The largest church in Suriname. Some of the benches are over 100 years old.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jan T wrote a review Jan 2020
Leidschendam, The Netherlands847 contributions116 helpful votes
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The outside of large wooden cathedral is nice but the inside is really impressive. We could only go several meters inside because there was church service going on but it was enough to see all the wooden interior. Note that you need to be dressed modest, else you may not enter. A donations is expected.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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flak_canada wrote a review Jan 2020
Ottawa, Canada262 contributions45 helpful votes
A very large, beautiful and well maintained wooden cathedral. The interior is well worth a look with the gorgeous wooden arched ceilings and a big suspended cross at the alter.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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