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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  • Having visited well over 100 cathedrals around the world, I found this a good but not superb building. We spent a little time looking around at the various chapels, some of which were beautifully ador...  more »
  • Simple, but majestic, this is a beautiful cathedral, located by the Franklin circle. Not overly ornate, as some Catholic churches are. Some lovely chapels.  more »
  • This stunning cathedral is home in Philadelphia and is a must-see if you visit Philly. The music is ethereal and the choirs are just stunning, form children to adults, they really stun, as when they w...  more »
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  • Beautiful Church on the inside and out Majestic the priest are so wonderful.... And welcoming I've been there before 4 months ago I don't know where you got that from Will definitely go to the Latin mass and all the masses very beautiful place to go to pay respects to God and the angels no matter what religion you are try it
  • Beautiful basilica. I've been in so many throughout Italy and this one was more impressive than some that I've been to. It was very peaceful with exception of the jerk talking on his cellphone. But I highly recommend it to anyone visiting Philadelphia !
  • 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.
  • So much spirituality. I feel God's presence here.
  • 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.
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