Architecture sights in Paramaribo
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One of the largest wooden structures in the world, Paramaribo's Petrus and Paulus Cathedral was built in 1885 to replace an earlier church destroyed by fire. It is an impressive, if slightly rickety, structure with a beautifully ornate carved wooden interior. Restoration work is ongoing so expect some scaffolding. Check out the views from the spires if you can.
A few blocks away from the Roman Catholic Kathedraal are some of the continent's finest examples of other religious buildings - the biggest mosque in the Caribbean and the expansive Dutch Israeli synagogue - sitting harmoniously side by side on Keizerstraat.