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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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The Church with the Best Architecture in NYC

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Knight298570
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank KentuckyGlobetrotter
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

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
Sublimity, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was one of the most iconic and beautiful cathedrals I've ever visited. It is breathtaking and takes very little time to visit. Worth the trip.

Thank just1beth
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The architecture here is mind blowing. You can feel the history the moment you walk in the doors. I can understand why the Kennedy's were married here! Makes me sad that there are so few buildings like this left in this country.

Thank advisin1
Frostproof, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I always feel pulled to visit the cathedral and I always take time to just sit and enjoy it's serenity.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We visited the cathedral last year (2014) Tripadvisor will not let me go that far back. when my wife and I visited NYC. This is probably the biggest church I have ever seen. The craftsmanship in this building is amazing. It's like stepping back in time or feeling history when you walk in. It's really beautiful. The only downside was... More 

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Utica, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We enjoyed this lovely church. Wonderful old part of town and as it should be, part of a walking tour. Definitely worth stopping by when you are near. Beautiful interior.

Thank RonL40

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