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St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

263 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012 (Manhattan)
+1 212 226 8075
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Ranked #181 of 865 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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Seattle, Washington
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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127 reviews 127 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Appleton, Wisconsin
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122 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

It's a smaller cathedral just north of Little Italy. I don't remember that much about it except that there wasn't any air conditioning and it was a hot day. As long as people in a cathedral worship the One true God then it is a beautiful cathedral.

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Indialantic, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Tucked away in Little Italy and worth the search. Gorgeous church with amazing history. Definitely worth the visit and peacefully quiet prayer space

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Jersey Shore
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Although renovations have been going on for a few years now, you must stop to visit this landmark Cathedral. Its peaceful, historic & just breathtaking. Do yourself a favor and when in NYC go in say a pray for all of us and light a candle!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

St. Patricks is not to be missed. However, when we were there, it was under construction, so it was a bit of a distraction. But don't let that stop you from visiting. There is still lots of beauty shining through all that scaffolding.

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Winter Park, FL
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

When I visited in July 2013, the Cathedral had just begun an extensive restoration project. Security in the building said the project would take roughly 3 years to complete. At the time, there was scaffolding being raised all over the inside - but it didn't detract from the absolutely STUNNING architecture. I HIGHLY recommend a visit to this Cathedral, if... More

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Nepean, Ontario, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A beautiful church with much to see. I brought my Mom to NYC and her favorite part of the trip as a faithful 83 year old Catholic was to be able to attend Mass and receive the Eucharist at this church. Mass times seem to be all morning long, and ushers ensure that visitors are respectful of this.

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