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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
+597 472-521
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Amazing!

The greatest wooded church in the Caribbean. Every day it is open in the morning. Beautiful. It... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
schrifi61
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Paramaribo, Suriname
Beautiful building

The cathedral was closed when we were there but the outside of this old wooden building is truly... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
John S
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Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The greatest wooded church in the Caribbean. Every day it is open in the morning. Beautiful. It stands around other historical buildings. A touristic attraction for all kind of visitors abroad but also for inhabitants of Suriname. If you are in the building you feel...More

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

The cathedral was closed when we were there but the outside of this old wooden building is truly magnificent. Well worth going to see.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

This place is stunning, just off the charts if you like wooden buildings. The place is hard to miss in Paramaribo as it's the big yellow church. Also, you need to dress modestly (like what the church thinks is modest pants and dresses).

Thank Kyle L
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

I was taken on a guided tour by the architect involved in the restoration. Although it was a private tour, and perhaps unlike the guided ones, I can speak to the environment. The restoration of the cathedral is a labour of love, representing an ongoing...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Very Nice,everthing is wood,iets the most Nice cathedral of the word,of,s Every the have a dienst form the priest,and youtube can alsof onlusten tja je a look in there

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Reviewed 11 January 2018 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 24 December 2017

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

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

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

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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.

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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
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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.
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