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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web
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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  • Very intricate architecture on the ceilings and walls! If you are a catholic, it's a must see in Philly! 
  • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. This place is rather big, but when you see it sitting among the hi-rise and skyscrapers - it appears smaller, yet well built and attractive. 
  • Two Popes have visited this Cathedral, surrounded by wide access roads and parks and gardens. His style is sober and solemn and is without a doubt the heart of Catholicism in U.S.A
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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.
  • Basilica for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. If you are here for Christmas, the Midnight Mass is well worth attending.
  • I was just walking the city and bumped into this magnificent structure and decided to walk in. The craftsmanship is tremendous.
  • Stunningly beautiful basilica. Daily masses available during morning and afternoon and Sunday masses offered throughout the day.
  • I had the opportunity to visit the cathedral while visiting Philadelphia, and loved the gorgeous interior. It doesn't look terribly impressive from the outside, but if you have an interest in church architecture, you'll have a lot to see and enjoy on the inside.
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