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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass
Ranked #8 of 463 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.
Reviewed August 18, 2013

In 1973 our class rings were given to us during mass at this Cathederal. I have been there several more times and always love being inside. The organ music is beautiful, and they have a nice sized parking lot on the grounds. Last year our parish deacon was ordained here as well, and what a magnificant mass! The choir was wonderful also. I liked that they have t.v.'s so you can see everything that is going on at the altar. This is a must see when visiting our wonderful city.

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The church was closing when we got there but we were able to get in for a quick glimpse. Wow. What a view. If you are nearby, even if it just for 5 minutes, go and see the inside. It is impressive.

Thank Marielle E
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

This chuch is near several attractions and we were on a time schedule. We went in, admired its beauty, and left, without being hassled or bothered. It was nice to be able to see the beautiful windows and structure without taking a tour.

Thank LAtoEverywhere
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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!

Thank Christine B
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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.

Thank Fabistatou
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