Located along the Ben Franklin Parkway, the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is a Catholic church that is worth a look, if along the way.
Built from 1846 to 1864, it is the largest Catholic Church in the state of Pennsylvania. And has been the site where papal masses have been held twice. The first in 1979 by Pope John Paul II, and the second by Pope Francis in 2015.
When visiting the place, the inside is best seen when the lights are on. It gives a much clear view of the church art around the place. Including really nice and large mosaics, as well as the altar and chapels around the place. And the large paintings on side, beside the altar area. It does look so golden around the place, and looking really nice.
There are options to see this place on a guided tour, by an audio tour, which you can download for free, from the cathedral's web site. I did not do this, so can't comment on how the tour is.
A nice place to check out, and worth visiting if you are already in the area, as it is close to some the museums, like the Franklin Institute and the Academy of Natural Sciences. And a short walk from City Hall. And admission is free!
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