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“the biggest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paramaribo”

Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral
Ranked #1 of 50 things to do in Paramaribo
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Paramaribo, Suriname
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“the biggest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Paramaribo”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is the largest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere. The cathedral has two confession rooms. The Dutch-Surinamese priest Peter Donders, who had led the cathedral for years, is buried in Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral.

The building has three bells in the west tower. The name of the smallest bell is Alfhonsus and it weighs 222 kg. The biggest bell is named John and it weighs 827 kg. The middle one is named Rosa, and it weighs 413 kg.

It's a must see.
Check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter_and_Paul_Cathedral

Visited November 2013
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“Must see in Suriname”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

Impressive wooden church. Officially became a Basilica a week ago. Tours available for small amount.

Visited April 2014
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Mellen, Wisconsin
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“That place tho”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

It had a nice wooden frame. It looked like there has been many memories for the locals and travelers there.

Visited February 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Excellent site to visit”
Reviewed 13 April 2014

Excellent site to visit. I sent a few hours walking around the church and neighbourhood. One of the few tourist sites in the city.

Visited February 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“New Minor Basilica”
Reviewed 10 April 2014

The Sunday we arrived we found out the Cathedral was elevated that day to a minor Basilica. We have seen Cathedrals all over Europe. This one is AMAZING because it is an all wood structure. If you are in Paramaribo, it is a must see.

Visited April 2014
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