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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
City Centre West
+1 215-561-1313
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful historic Church. Lovely service . Amazing chior. I would say the whole experience was calming and uplifting.

Thank Rosanne H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a beautiful old church. They have kept it up well and it is definitely worth visiting while you are here. I would try to attend a service if possible rather than just walking in an . walking out.

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Took my wife and child to this old church in Philadelphia. Old churches are often interesting with the stained glass and details inside.

Thank 713gwilcox
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place to go when you are visiting Philly. Let's go there when you are heading to the Barnes Foundation or other museum in the art district - one more stop, but worth to take a while. Large church, beautiful stained glass, peace and quiet...More

Thank Michalja2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stopped by this beautiful Cathedral while exploring Philadelphia. We spoke with a lovely couple who volunteer at the Church and provided us with interesting information. Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis have made visits to this Cathedral. Located not...More

1  Thank RickyLeeca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great, free stop we stumbled across on our way to the art district. It is definitely worth taking time to stop. We aren't super-religious, but I imagine it would be very powerful for those who are, regardless of their particular faith. The...More

Thank William T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral of the saints. It’s a must see if in Philadelphia. It’s on the bus tour.

Thank Darlene H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was well worth the visit to see it . A most beautiful place. Is located right on the bus line and is easy to get to.

Thank RichardH1948
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must-see in Philly. If you take the Big Bus Tour, this is one of their stops. You'll probably need about 1/2 hour - 45 minutes here (or longer if you want to sit down & just take it all in). You can...More

Thank Arvilla F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is located on Ben Franklin Parkway just off Logan Circle. The church is open daily and worth a visit. It’s incredibly beautiful and peaceful inside. No admission. Services are held throughout the week. This is a must...More

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Response from MemeHHI | Reviewed this property |
I would only add that at least one confessional booth is equipped with a phone/amplifier for the hearing-impaired.
14 July 2015|
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Response from gypsy001 | Reviewed this property |
not unless you have an invitation/ticket