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Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral

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Address: Henck Arronstraat, Paramaribo, Suriname
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Very rare place. The whole cathedral is from wood. Good conserved. Some paintings of the crusade road

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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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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Reviewed 2 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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Reviewed 18 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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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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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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Maidenhead
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

A very beautiful basilica lovingly restored situated in the heart of the UNESCO Heritage centre of Paramaribo

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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is stunning, both outside and in. My friends and I went on Saturday evening to attend mass, even though most of us aren't Catholic. We were welcomed warmly, and papers with the English scripture readings were provided near the entrance. Afterward, a nun told us about the history and significance of the building, which... More 

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Middelbeers, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

The outside as well as the inside of the cathedral are really beautiful. You can visit the cathedral for free and it is located in the centre of town. The Cathedral is made of wood an is pretty big. It is restored a few years ago and this is done pretty good. This is a must see if you visit... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

It may not be the largest wooden building/church of the Guyanas, but in my opinion it's the most impressive one. Really great architecture - worth to visit! Make sure you wear long trousers when you want to look inside, and a t-shirt (no sleeveless tops).

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Reviewed 26 August 2016

A beautiful church in Suriname. Can visit any time. Try to attend when there is some activities there.

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