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A Unique Building

This Cathedral is a must-see. It is the largest wooden building in the Western Hemisphere built in... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Thatcham, United Kingdom
A unique must see in Paramaribo!

This is a beautiful wooden catholic church in the center of Paramaribo, very unique with a lot of... read more

Reviewed August 2, 2018
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This Cathedral is a must-see. It is the largest wooden building in the Western Hemisphere built in 1885 and beautifully restored after many years of restoration. The external architecture is impressive, but the interior is absolutely unique. The wooden arches and decorations are breathtaking. And...More

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Reviewed August 2, 2018

This is a beautiful wooden catholic church in the center of Paramaribo, very unique with a lot of attention to details, the art is beautiful. You cannot enter the church in shorts or any type of revealing clothing. You have to be respectful of the...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

We only looked inside as there was a mass going on. It is a beautiful building the ceilings are all wooden. It is impressive from the outside. Worth a visit

Thank Kathrynowl91
Reviewed July 29, 2018

Both the exterior and interior of this spectacular Basilica Minor are entirely made of wood which makes it the largest all wooden church in South America. It dates back to the 1880s and is an absolute must go whenever you're in Paramaribo.

Thank Walter_Oostelbos
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We could have sneaked a peek. We were dressed like tourist on a citytrip (shorts and shirts without sleaves) and we were not allowed in :(. So tip of you wanna be able to go insede, cover up! Looked pretty nice tho

Thank Charissa K
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

This is arguably the most impressive wooden construction I have ever encountered ! Beautiful and amazing...

Thank kingofpeppange
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the most beautiful sightseeing places of Paramaribo. The Cathedral is completely made of wood. It's said to be the largest wooden church of South America. It's a pleasure for the eyes to see the unpainted wooden...More

Thank Ammiel M
Reviewed May 21, 2018

The greatest wooded church in the Caribbean. Every day it is open in the morning. Beautiful. It stands around other historical buildings. A touristic attraction for all kind of visitors abroad but also for inhabitants of Suriname. If you are in the building you feel...More

Thank schrifi61
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

The cathedral was closed when we were there but the outside of this old wooden building is truly magnificent. Well worth going to see.

Thank John S
Reviewed February 26, 2018

This place is stunning, just off the charts if you like wooden buildings. The place is hard to miss in Paramaribo as it's the big yellow church. Also, you need to dress modestly (like what the church thinks is modest pants and dresses).

Thank Kyle L
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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.