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The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103
City Centre West
+1 215-561-1313
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church! We were given a history of this church by our hop on/off guide. The church is gorgeous and very peaceful,

Thank Rena A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love visiting cathedrals in different cities. We could see it from a distance but couldn’t get to it on the correct street so were able to park on side street and walk to it. It is massive with columns of marble and several separate...More

Thank L H
Reviewed 1 week ago

By day, the red cathedral with its domed basilica roof is stunning, and the wooded grassy church grounds are a welcome place to relax. At night, the glow from the beautiful stained glass windows can be seen clearly from across Logan Square.

Thank mcdh4561
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by the Cathedral to check out the beauty of all the paintings and sculptures. I was not disappointed. The sculptures tell the story of Jesus and his disciples in a chronological format. The place is quiet and reflecting of some of the values we...More

Thank Charmain D
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful gilded age cathedral. Wonderful architecture worth a one hour visit. Don’t let the exterior fool you, the inside is remarkable.

Thank dangerFlorida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a Catholic, I enjoy visiting different churches in the countries I visit. A big problem with us churches, including most Catholic ones is that they are either small quaint country churches or bigger in size but newly constructed with poor materials and the inside...More

Thank 869Kelly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to worship. The archdiocese is very orthodox so you will not find anything out of church teaching here. The archbishop has a weekend mass too!

Thank CJProma
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located near Ben Flanklin Parkway this church had great architecture. It is a nice stop on your way to the Museum of Art.

Thank EasternCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this beautiful church. It was a nice place to take a break on our walk from City Hall to the Art Museum.

Thank MeraldaSue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stuck our head in briefly because there was a wedding going on but wow, what a beautiful church! Next time we return, we will go in and hopefully be able to spend some time there.

Thank ElBirdos
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December 10, 2015|
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November 28, 2015|
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Response from MemeHHI | Reviewed this property |
I would only add that at least one confessional booth is equipped with a phone/amplifier for the hearing-impaired.
July 13, 2015|
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Response from gypsy001 | Reviewed this property |
not unless you have an invitation/ticket