We stand here in front of the Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral in the Henck Arronstraat on an early morning. The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, a Roman Catholic cathedral, was built in 1883 in 19th century neo-roman style. It’s the largest wooden building in the Caribbean and the largest and tallest wooden church in South America. The cathedral is prominently visible against the skyline of Paramaribo and can be seen all the way from the J. A. Wijdenbosch bridge.

The unique and truly magnificent interior of the cathedral is constructed out of unpainted Surinamese cedar wood and contains many richly carved ornaments on gates, doors and columns. It’s open to the public during weekdays, so be sure to visit when you’re in Paramaribo.


  1. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral on City of Paramaribo
  2. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral on Heritage Suriname
  3. St. Peter & Paul Cathedral on Wikipedia

Technical Details

  • Resolution: 65MP
  • Size: 22MB
  • Date taken: October 4th, 2011 at 9:07am
  • Virtual Tour: This panorama is part of a virtual tour.