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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

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Neighbourhood: City Center West
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Address: 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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+1 215-561-1313
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No
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The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National...

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.

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We stopped in for a quick visit as we love churches, usually lighting a candle in sanctuaries around the world. We stopped in on Sunday, between Masses and were welcomed by... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in for a quick visit as we love churches, usually lighting a candle in sanctuaries around the world. We stopped in on Sunday, between Masses and were welcomed by friendly parishioners with smiling faces. Thank you.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Landmark in Philadelphia that is visited by tourist all over the world. From the moment you walk through the doors, it's amazing! Must see

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Try to attend the tour of the cathedral you'll get so much more out it!The tour guides were amazing, over the top !! Thank you for an awesome experience.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to Catholic high school, so I had a lot of exposure to the Basilica. It's absolutely breathtaking and even if you're not Catholic, like me, you will be in awe of the absolute beauty of it!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's somewhat darker then other cathedrals but that doesn't lessen its charm. Take especial note of the magnificent ceiling. It's on the parkway at 17th close to the Barnes Museum and other science and historical museums.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to a friends wedding. Very nice place to get married. and the wedding ceremony was held next door at the Sheraton hotel. Location excellent; very close to every thing downtown.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying across the street at the Embassy Suites so we decided to visit the Cathedral before heading out for the day. The architecture and design is breathtaking. The stained glass and murals inside are beautiful.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking through the doors takes you into the history and diversity of the Roman Catholic church in Philadelphia. Visted by Popesand the homeless. The site of the funerals for too many police and firefighters who died in the line of duty. Tours can be scheduled throughout the day.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's always a special treat to find a large church like those in Europe -- here in the US. Christmas High Mass was lovely --- with the Archbishop presiding. This is a beautiful Basilica and the Nativity was a wonderful holiday specialty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a peaceful place to just dream or pray or what ever...find peace and happyness here in philly the sights and sounds ther are god like!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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