Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

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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  • I love visiting churches around the world and this one fits right in with the rest. Beautiful interiors and a ton of great history. There's also usually volunteers there to give you some inside inform...  more »
  • When you first walk into the Basilica you have a sense of amazement. The beauty and peacefulness is amazing.I felt so at peace here.Look up at the ceilings the are so beautiful. The statues are also b...  more »
  • Beautiful and so peaceful in the middle of bustle of the city. Beautiful trees and serene ambiance. Take a few moments to stop  more »
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  • Beautiful Basilica. Celebrated Mass on Sunday morning at 11am and then listened to a free 45 minute tour with history about the building and Philadelphia Diocese. The artistic craftsmen who built this building, windows, murals, and alters are amazing.
  • If you ever have a chance to stop inside and take a look make sure you do! Everything is beautiful and the volunteers are knowledgeable about everything. You could walk around for hours listening to the stories of what each piece of art and stained glass means.
  • I love the Masses on holy days of oblation. Love the concerts and the director from Mater E. /Berlin NJ. The musical director N Beck is graced with talents and love from Our Father above.
  • Amazing, beautiful, holy cathedral. A cathedral in the old sense with vaulted ceilings, statues, and a long history. I nice gentleman was on staff to answer questions. A beautiful and quiet spot in the middle of the busting city.
  • My church. Beautiful. If you're in philly...go for a visit

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