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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  • This old church is a relic from colonial times when the dutch still occupied Suriname, and there's nothing special about it- nothing that a neighbouring country doesn't have in potentially better "sup...  more »
  • Beautiful building have looked my eyes so beautiful. Was so impressed that I made a donation.
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  • When the mind is pure and tranquil, we have arrived in pure land.
  • One of the most beautiful historical buildings of Paramaribo Capital. This wooden cathedral is much worth visiting. It has a rich history. of course you also can attend a service there. But the St. Petrus and Paulus Basilisk is open everyday for visitors. Do make a small contribution for maintenance do. that helps to keep it the way it is. inside there is a lot of decorated Cedar wood ornaments.
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