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“I felt like I'd gone to Europe”

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 1, 2012

Beautiful and stately -- the iPod tour is very informative (scan the barcode on the entrance steps), but it kept going in and out. Don't forget to check out the big dome once inside.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

A fabulous building with a woman guide who knew her subject inside out. The whole story of how and when it became a Basilica blessed by His Holiness Pope John Paul II

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

This is a beautiful Basilica. We entered the front and explored to the right. People were kneeling in the pews so we tried to be quiet and respectful.

Thank Jeanne L
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Reviewed September 2, 2012

This church is right across street from Embassy suite where we stayed. The inside was gorgeous and huge. It gave you a very serene feel after a day of hustle bustle in town.

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Reviewed August 31, 2012

A worthwhile stop in center city Philadelphia, and it's right off a Philly Phlash stop for convenience. Utterly spectacular architecture and stained glass. Although we didn't use it, you can download a guide using a QR code. For people of any faith, this is a cathedral worth visiting.

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