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“Beautiful well decorated cathedral”

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
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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 November 11, 2013

Wonder what this would look like inside and was totally overwhelmed. Was much bigger and grander than I expected from the outside. Has fantastic sculpturing, detailing and stained glass windows. A lovely stop for a quiet and peaceful moment as your way on foot to the art museum and rocky steps,

Thank Haribo09
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

This Cathedral is sparkling with gold and gold overlay all over.. its huge and reminded me as the smaller version of the Immaculate Conception Basilica in Washington DC. Parking is free and secure at the back and plenty of cheap parking around the area, its also a walking distance away from nearby parks and tourist attractions.

Thank NYCqt
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went to Mass in the Cathedral and were awestruck by its beauty. So glad we did not miss the opportunity to view the magnificence of this Cathedral.

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

On your trip stop in and take a quick look around. The marble, windows, and decor are just beautiful. Wow...a must see for sure!

Thank Misty K
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Reviewed October 23, 2013

The location of Saint Peter and Paul Basilica make it easy to stop in for a quick visit. It is a beautiful example of craftsmanship from a buy gone ear.

Thank Scott M
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