Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, Paramaribo

(4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
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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  • By a tropical downpour robberies, I fled this beautiful wooden Cathedral in the largest of South America and a great piece of craftsmanship. Even without Sibi Busi so highly recommended.
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  • during our city tour we walked along this church. It looks well maintained and neat. Unfortunately if I don't go in because I had bare shoulders.
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  • I first review this wonderful building in 2013, immediately after it was painted, and have been back to Paramaribo several times since then. The cathedral is , obviously, still there, and as time goes...  more »
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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