Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, Paramaribo

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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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  • Its a great place to visit if your into historic places. The architecture has changed a little but some of the old structures are still there. its also a great place if you just want to go to the chur...  more »
  • Catholic Church to Dutch architecture but then completely of wood. Very special and a must see if you are in Paramaribo are!
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  • Very nice Cathedral, I could not imagine finding something. Highly recommended enter and see it as it is built with wood.
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  • A beautiful wooden building in the center of #Paramaribo. I think it makes for a good tourist attraction.
  • Beautiful, you must see this when in paramaribo
  • Great history, Great architecture
  • Awesome church.God bless XD
  • I won't lie but I never been INA church