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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521
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A unique must see in Paramaribo!

This is a beautiful wooden catholic church in the center of Paramaribo, very unique with a lot of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BrontoPi
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Houston, Texas
Beautiful building

We only looked inside as there was a mass going on. It is a beautiful building the ceilings are all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathrynowl91
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“wooden church” (22 reviews)
“south america” (11 reviews)
“dress code” (6 reviews)
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Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
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+597 472-521
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful wooden catholic church in the center of Paramaribo, very unique with a lot of attention to details, the art is beautiful. You cannot enter the church in shorts or any type of revealing clothing. You have to be respectful of the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only looked inside as there was a mass going on. It is a beautiful building the ceilings are all wooden. It is impressive from the outside. Worth a visit

Thank Kathrynowl91
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Both the exterior and interior of this spectacular Basilica Minor are entirely made of wood which makes it the largest all wooden church in South America. It dates back to the 1880s and is an absolute must go whenever you're in Paramaribo.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We could have sneaked a peek. We were dressed like tourist on a citytrip (shorts and shirts without sleaves) and we were not allowed in :(. So tip of you wanna be able to go insede, cover up! Looked pretty nice tho

Thank Charissa K
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

This is arguably the most impressive wooden construction I have ever encountered ! Beautiful and amazing...

Thank kingofpeppange
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is one of the most beautiful sightseeing places of Paramaribo. The Cathedral is completely made of wood. It's said to be the largest wooden church of South America. It's a pleasure for the eyes to see the unpainted wooden...More

Thank Ammiel M
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The greatest wooded church in the Caribbean. Every day it is open in the morning. Beautiful. It stands around other historical buildings. A touristic attraction for all kind of visitors abroad but also for inhabitants of Suriname. If you are in the building you feel...More

Thank schrifi61
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The cathedral was closed when we were there but the outside of this old wooden building is truly magnificent. Well worth going to see.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

This place is stunning, just off the charts if you like wooden buildings. The place is hard to miss in Paramaribo as it's the big yellow church. Also, you need to dress modestly (like what the church thinks is modest pants and dresses).

Thank Kyle L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I was taken on a guided tour by the architect involved in the restoration. Although it was a private tour, and perhaps unlike the guided ones, I can speak to the environment. The restoration of the cathedral is a labour of love, representing an ongoing...More

Thank David C
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Response from Diego M | Reviewed this property |
No idea, I am sorry. 99% of things over there are just in Dutch, though.
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