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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul: Tours & Tickets

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The head church of Philadelphia's Catholic Archdiocese is on the National Registrar of Historic Places. Pope John Paul II celebrated Mass here in 1979.
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18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1204
City Centre West
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I absolutely love coming here! I just come to de-stress / find my inner peace. The mass is lovely as well and definitely something you have to do once. Makes me feel so connected such a beautiful cathedral

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank denahabboush
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Cathedral as part of a tour. What a beautiful place. If you love beautiful buildings you should stop by.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank postalguy12977
Reviewed 5 days ago

This beautiful cathedral was a great stop for us, and we were so fortunate to happen upon a wedding. The artistry and architecture of the building is spectacular, and we were fortunate to enjoy the organ (amazing!) and soloist present Ave Maria.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Debbiekc73
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went in on a week end at opening hour, it was quiet and beautiful. Then it filled out with tours withing 1/2 hour

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Emma B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comparable to the great cathedrals in Rome! Beautiful! The ceiling work and artistic glass and different altars are special !

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Leon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I had to make this stop after seeing a Basilica in St Louis. This was a different type of beauty. The stained glass was beautiful. They have the papal cart to commemorate the visit by the pope. There are confessionals lining the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 1 week ago

On street parking was easy for the Sunday AM mass. The acoustics were OK (I am hard of hearing). The cathedral is quite beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank papasmurf5069
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Any one who appreciates architecture, art, history or Catholicism must visit the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. The structure and its appointments are magnificent. A point of history that I find very interesting is the reason that windows are placed at the top...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank BillM551
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this cathedral while staying in Philadelphia for sightseeing. The Basilica is worth the trip. The church inside and the side altars were very exquisite. Typically what you might expect in a European church.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank KevinandChris2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden gem. Don’t be misled from the outside. A must see and easy to include while on museum row. Cheers

Date of experience: September 2019
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Jacky G
11 December 2015|
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Response from FRIBOB | Reviewed this property |
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Michael s
29 November 2015|
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Response from MemeHHI | Reviewed this property |
I would only add that at least one confessional booth is equipped with a phone/amplifier for the hearing-impaired.
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14 July 2015|
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