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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Address: Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Beautiful cathedral not to be missed

This looks really good from the outside but the interior is superb and well worth a short stop to see. All stained wood interior and very screened and mellow.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This looks really good from the outside but the interior is superb and well worth a short stop to see. All stained wood interior and very screened and mellow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

largest wooden building in south america. recently restored. very impressive architecture. a must see in paramaribo

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Paramaribo, Suriname
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It is quite an experience to be present in this Cathedral during mass. It is a wooden Cathedral with unique architectural features. Hard to describe really something you have to see and experience yourself.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

I first review this wonderful building in 2013, immediately after it was painted, and have been back to Paramaribo several times since then. The cathedral is , obviously, still there, and as time goes by the weathering seems to suit it better and better. It is difficult to get a sunny picture of the building as it is usually in... More 

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Litchfield, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The architectural beauty of this wonderful church demands attention. It is both peaceful and a nice little escape from the busy pace of the town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very rare place. The whole cathedral is from wood. Good conserved. Some paintings of the crusade road

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have traveled a lot, but this Cathedral is by far the most interesting and beautiful I have ever visited...the word work is very impressive inside and out!

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Had I just walked by and not been taken by Orange Tours on the city tour, I never would have bothered to go inside. Once inside, the wooden walls and structures are carved and beautifully designed.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this cathedral on a Sunday and didn't dare to go further inside then the back. Although I was wearing a shirt and my shorts came to over my knees, I didn't think it was a good idea to wander further inside. There was a sign with dress code in the back, this church/cathedral is made of wood, to... More 

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Paramaribo, Paramaribo, Suriname
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

being the tallest and oldest wooden structure in the Caribbean, this is a must see when visiting Paramaribo. Located in the center of the city, it is at walking distance from the riverside/hotels.

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