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St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

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Address: 263 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: +1 212 226 8075
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Beautiful Cathedral

I have been here several times before. It's a gorgeous place to walk around, and if the times work out, you should stay for Mass.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Donna C
Wakefield, Massachusetts

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times before. It's a gorgeous place to walk around, and if the times work out, you should stay for Mass.

Thank Donna C
Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Touristy place, not much of quiet time for reflection, not to mention prayer. Still good place to visit though I prefer architecture gem on opposite side of 5th Avenue - St. Thomas church.

Thank rdrozd7
Lubbock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entered the church and enjoyed the beauty of the lovely cathedral vaulting up to the sky and the beautiful stained glass windows. We sat briefly in the back, respecting the history of this building and the parish that it still serves. We love to find destinations off the beaten path, and happy we found this one.

Thank TigerHeart25
Kilmacolm, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We never miss going here. Have witnessed a wedding, numerous masses. It has undergone a massive transformation in the last couple of years. A place to sit quietly and pray.

Thank JHL1950
Hancock, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

With the crowds, noise, and the usual hustle & bustle of New York city, my wife & I always make it a point to visit St. Patrick's to catch our breath; have some quiet time to reflect on our many blessings; an opportunity to offer our thankfulness for our existence; and, to view one of the most beautiful cathedral around.... More 

1 Thank Fran S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

This is by far the church with the best architecture I have seen in New York City. Located within walking distance from Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall, this can easily use up 30 minutes as it has great interior to amaze all of the glazes.

1 Thank Knight298570
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

The cathedral has been wonderfully restored and it stacks up to any I've seen in Europe. I was simply amazed at the beauty in everything from the stained glass windows to the ornate masonry. This is a very special place that should not be missed when in NYC. Two thumbs way up.

1 Thank KentuckyGlobetrotter
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This tiny cathedral, celebrating its 200th anniversary next month, reminds you of yesteryear. The stained glass windows are beautiful and the architecture is historic. Cannot wait to return after the renovations are complete.

Thank Leavita
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

It's definitely not the huge cathedral uptown that everyone knitted, but if you're downtown, stop in for some wonderful history.

Thank Bernardo F
Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Most people know about the newer St Patricks but this one is so full of history. Many of the Catholic immigrants worshipped at this cathedral. My great-great grandparents were married here in 1860. It is very beautiful and I always visit when I am in the lower East Side.

Thank pat q

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