Friday, April 11, 2014

Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral, Suriname

The Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral is a wooden Roman Catholic cathedral located in the center of the capital city of Paramaribo, Suriname. The Paramaribo cathedral is the largest wooden building in the Caribbean and the largest and tallest wooden church in South America.

The cathedral was built between 1882 and 1901. It was closed for renovations for more than 20 years, reopening on November 14, 2010. The cathedral was elevated to the rank of a minor basilica by Pope Francis in 2014.

2007 issue about apes and monkeys of Suriname: Nasalis Larvatus or long-nosed monkey. In Indonesia it is also known as “Dutch Monkey” as Indonesians remarked that Dutch colonizers often had similarly large bellies and noses.


FCpostcrossing said...

Beautiful church - ugly monkey hehe. Thats a hilarious anecdote though

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