Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, Paramaribo

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Visit the largest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere at Saint Peter and Paul Basilica, recently upgraded to the status of a basilica. Built in 1885 and restored in 2010, the imposing wooden building features a peaceful interior, made completely of Surinamese cedar wood. Inside, you can view the grave of missionary priest Peter Donders, three different-sized bells in the tower, and intricate decorations and designs in the woodwork. Using our international travel planner, Paramaribo attractions like Saint Peter and Paul Basilica can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We visited Paramaribo for several days in 2012 and were not able to access the interior of this beautiful wooden basilica from 1883. Today, we can see its 144' towers from our stay at the Downtown...  more »
  • The Cathedral jn Paramaribo is an airy and dare I say unique edifice. Inside and outside it is all made out of gorgeously preserved wood. For sure the Church has been doing a great paint job over the....  more »
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  • The Cathedral in Paramaribo is an airy and dare I say unique edifice. Inside and outside it is all made out of gorgeously preserved wood. For sure the Church has been doing a great paint job over the years! Interesting is the grave of Peerke Donders, the missionary who went to Suriname to fight leprosy. He died in Batavia, Suriname but was reburied in the Cathedral.
  • A beautiful well maintained building. Amazingly made from all wood.

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