Fodor's Expert Review Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Fairmount Religious Building/Site/Shrine

The basilica of the archdiocese of Philadelphia is the spiritual center for the Philadelphia area's 1.4 million Roman Catholics. Topped by a huge copper dome, it was built between 1846 and 1864 in the Italian Renaissance style. Many of the interior decorations are by Constantino Brumidi, who painted the dome of the U.S. Capitol. Several Philadelphia bishops and archbishops are buried beneath the altar.

Religious Building/Site/Shrine

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18th and Race Sts.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19103, USA


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