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“Such a treasure in Philadelphia”

Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Ranked #9 of 435 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.
Philadelphia
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111 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Such a treasure in Philadelphia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you enjoy beautiful places of worship and religious art, you will thoroughly enjoy this Basilica.

Visited December 2013
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Surrey
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

But we only saw from the outside as if there is a Mass you can't go in. It is a beautiful building with a dome reminiscent of St Pauls and I will make more of an effort to get in there next time.

Visited January 2014
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Massapequa Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

Absouletly beautiful cathedral! Free audio tour is available on your smart phone. The architecture is amazing. It is extremely clean.

Visited January 2014
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Worcester, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

Had the honor of receiving an award for volunteer teaching during Mass and will never forget the experience. The Basilica is a gorgeous landmark in the area and celebrating Mass there is always special.

Visited March 2013
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Ringoes, New Jersey
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Not To Be Missed”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

We frequently meet family here for Saturday evening Mass. This is the closest you can find in this country to a European style cathedral. The frescoes and statuary are outstanding. The services and music are always wonderful. They also have a large parking lot which is open during Mass times which makes going here very easy.

Visited November 2013
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