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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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Amazing number of sites to see

The Old City has a very large number of attractions to see on foot as well as via trolley. We visit here often and always find something new to see. We start out at Castilo de... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Thomas B
Westerville, Ohio
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Westerville, Ohio
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102 reviews 102 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Old City has a very large number of attractions to see on foot as well as via trolley. We visit here often and always find something new to see. We start out at Castilo de San Marcos, parking there and then walk down past the Marina to the Bridge of Lions, see El Galeon, and walk across the street... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

the view of the altar is surrounded by scaffolding and workmen but if you can overcome the scaffolding and concentrate on the beauty of the church, you won't mind the dust and banging. Sit and listen to the organist play as the music echoes through the church.

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I visited St. Patrick's knowing pretty much nothing about it, but still with high expectations because I at least know that it's old, and being in the middle of bustling NYC makes me more curious about it. We went for the 10 AM mass (I think it was 10 AM, I don't remember, but it was in the morning) last... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This cathedral is beautiful inside and out. It truly is a masterpiece of architecture. It's represent the old catholic traditions with tribute areas to the saints. A must if you can appreciate art and tradition.

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Disappointed you could not appreciate the inside for all the renovations but still worth stopping in to visit and say a pray.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

It's hard to imagine construction started on this back in the 1700s and it's still in great shape. If you're a movie fan you'll recognize the inside from the Godfather. It only takes a few minutes to visit and there are plenty of things to see in the area so if you're there, stop by and check it out. I... More 

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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Built in the early 1800s by a poor, immigrant community. The cathedral provides a window into Irish life in the city before the mass migration of the 1840s. its location tells a bit of the history of the city itself. The wilderness of the far north (50th Street) had not been fully conquered. The physical plant is beautiful. Stay for... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Aside from its institutional presence and great architectural design, I attended a mass here and it was very inspiring. The priest gave a wonderful homily and the choir sang beautifully.

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Winston-Salem, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

My wife and I visited Old St Patrick's Cathedral in Little Italy during our recent trip to NYC. It is a beautiful, somewhat small cathedral church with much of the old Irish influence in the main altar. Obviously predates the later Italian inhabitants of the area. If in the area, it is worth a brief visit. A good place for... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

went to the one at 5th avenue and it was still under renovation so much of it was blocked by the pillars and construction stuff.

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