Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, Paramaribo

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Church Tourist Spot
Visit the largest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, recently upgraded to the status of a basilica. Built in 1885 and restored in 2010, the imposing wooden building features a peaceful interior, made completely of Surinamese cedar wood. Inside, you can view the grave of missionary priest Peter Donders, three different-sized bells in the tower, and intricate decorations and designs in the woodwork. For Saint Peter and Paul Basilica and beyond, use our Paramaribo itinerary builder to get the most from your Paramaribo vacation.
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  • It's amazing to watch how the all traditional structure that so often in Europe we see in churches, here is totally made out of wood! Also the openable windows are special!  more »
  • It is a real breathtaking place, being inside the church, looking at the wooden ceiling, the wooden pillars and the beautiful carvings. pastor Peerke Donders is burried here and a place to remember hi...  more »
  • A must visit ... beautiful wooden church. Over a century old and well preserved. Be sure to look up the visiting hours before you get there  more »
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  • A beautiful wooden building in the center of #Paramaribo. I think it makes for a good tourist attraction.
  • A beautiful wooden church
  • Beautiful, you must see this when in paramaribo
  • Great history, Great architecture
  • I won't lie but I never been INA church