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. Using our international travel planner, Paramaribo attractions like Saint Peter and Paul Basilica can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Is a restored wooden church which is worth to agree to go along. Is nicely renovated. Weird thing is that the renovation is done with the support of the European Community and that they are asking for 20 SRD for the maintenance of the Church ...
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  • A building in tropical wood to warm colors, both austere and happy, which is not always open to the public
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  • This place is stunning, just off the charts if you like wooden buildings. The place is hard to miss in Paramaribo as it's the big yellow church. Also, you need to dress modestly (like what the church ...  more »
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  • Beautiful...no shorts or inappropriate attire to enter...
  • The Basilica gives you a sense of how small a part you are in God's great creation and yet gives you a sense of belonging as well.
  • It's the biggest wood construction church in the Caribbean.
  • A beautiful wooden building in the center of #Paramaribo. I think it makes for a good tourist attraction.
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