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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

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With its majestic facade, vaulted dome, ornate main altar, eight impressive side chapels, and main sanctuary the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is one of the largest brownstone and architecturally-eminent structures in the City of Philadelphia. The Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul is ranked among the outstandingly beautiful and architecturally perfect structures in Philadelphia and in the United States.
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  • We stopped in for a quick visit as we love churches, usually lighting a candle in sanctuaries around the world. We stopped in on Sunday, between Masses and were welcomed by friendly parishioners with ...  more »
  • Landmark in Philadelphia that is visited by tourist all over the world. From the moment you walk through the doors, it's amazing! Must see 
  • Try to attend the tour of the cathedral you'll get so much more out it!The tour guides were amazing, over the top !! Thank you for an awesome experience. 
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  • We went for Christmas concert on DEC 13 2015. The cathedral is very beautiful and the arch choir and orchestra sang nice Christmas songs. But organizational part was not good- People were sitting on pews facing the altar listening the whole concert from the back of the cathedral behind their backs. Only in the mid of the concert the boy and girl choir appeared at the altar to support main arch choir, which brought a lot of confusion to the crowd wondering which part they need to face standing and singing along Christmas carols. Nevertheless the music was beautiful, the orchestra and the choirs did a good job. Next year the program should be thought through to eliminate the confusions and be more interesting for the audience.
  • Stunningly beautiful basilica. Daily masses available during morning and afternoon and Sunday masses offered throughout the day.
  • Basilica for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. If you are here for Christmas, the Midnight Mass is well worth attending.
  • Very beautiful church. Incredible architecture and artwork.
  • I was just walking the city and bumped into this magnificent structure and decided to walk in. The craftsmanship is tremendous.