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“Absolutely Stunning.”

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Ranked #8 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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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.
Wayne, New Jersey
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Absolutely Stunning.”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Trutly the most magnificent church I have ever seen. The art, the architecture, the design, all so beautiful. A must see!

Visited July 2013
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Dordogne, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wow !”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

From the outside, the cathedral looks huge but it is even more impressive inside. It is absolutely breath-taking. The wood panels, the marble, the stained-glass windows.... A very quiet place.

Visited July 2013
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Hornell, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great place even for the kids”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

What a beautiful place. No one even there at a little after 9am. Great picture place but hard to take n the darker parts and flash didnt help much.

Visited July 2013
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Texas
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266 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Old Cathedral”
Reviewed June 12, 2013

The cathedral is located just northwest of JFK square. This large cathedral is darker than most as the windows were built quite high to prevent sabotage.

Visited May 2013
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King of Prussia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Impressive building”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

If you are not a believer - still worth the visit..and if lucky (or blessed) to actually experience a Mass with the full choir, organ blasting and pomp and circumstance - you will be in for a treat. There is alot of history in that building (and underneath) - ask questions and enjoy.

Visited May 2013
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