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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521
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Beautiful building

Apparently ‘the Cathedral’ is the largest wood structure in South America. The left side of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, California
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Beautiful Old Church

The wood work is worth the visit alone. Is a quiet place to either view and or sit and collect... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently ‘the Cathedral’ is the largest wood structure in South America. The left side of the church is leaning slightly. The interior is beautiful with numerous carvings. The church is open all day and is well worth a visit. Please leave a small donation for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The wood work is worth the visit alone. Is a quiet place to either view and or sit and collect your thoughts

Thank jettag1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had traveled to Suriname from Georgetown Guyana where I had been wowed by the Anglican Cathedral Church there constructed from wood in a traditional Neo-Gothic design. Arriving in Paramaribo local people persuaded me to visit their cathedral church which was also constructed from wood....More

Thank bhtiek
Reviewed 7 December 2017

The Cathedral is especially beautiful, being constructed inside from light colored cedar wood. The outside looks more typical of Paramaribo historical architecture.

Thank Nhiker
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Paramaribo is not a beautiful city, and yet it has several amazing landmarks, this cathedral among them. The angles, the light, the windows, and statues. And to think, all of structure is wood, this church with its many arches is truly a work of art.

Thank Claire_Colorado
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful basilica inside and out. Worth a visit for seeing the wood work inside and out. When we arrived a service was in process but it ended in 10 minutes so we were able to see the beauty of the inside.

Thank ceg51
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Magnificent church and shows richness of history here. A most see as a tourist visiting. Ensure to tour inside and get a blessing.

Thank kcwalksja
Reviewed 9 October 2017

As impressive as it is on the outside, you must go inside (no shorts, hats, phones in use allowed) to appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship of this wooden church. One of the few churches in the world where they still have holy water.

Thank poleinahole1
Reviewed 25 September 2017

It is a lovely church. Very worthwhile to visit. A wonderful work of Art in wood and marble. It is a wonderful experience.

Thank LA_Laldy
Reviewed 4 September 2017

A must see. This place is in Icon in Suriname. Is the cathedral but what makes it more important is the fact that was built entirely in wood. The interior is breathtaking and thanks to the European Unit, it's been preserved and retored. You have...More

Thank Laurapatry
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6 July 2016|
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Response from Diego M | Reviewed this property |
No idea, I am sorry. 99% of things over there are just in Dutch, though.