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St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

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Beautiful cathedral on 5th street. Very peaceful and calming. Crowded but it was nice to sit down and watch people. Take lots of pictures.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral on 5th street. Very peaceful and calming. Crowded but it was nice to sit down and watch people. Take lots of pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This is a beautiful church. If you are a history buff, it is a must see. Our whole family went. It is breathe taking.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Most do not know that the original St. Patrick's is this lovely church, hidden in a little neighborhood. Take a moment to find this beautiful church, which offers a much more intimate spiritual setting than does the big cathedral.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Today, I stopped by Old St Patrick's Cathedral, the original seat of the Catholic bishop in New York City. The current structure is not the first; built in 1809, it burned down in the mid 1800s. For the Irish immigrant population of the 1800s, this building was a source of great pride and accomplishment. However, a segment of the population,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

My daughter and I attended mass on Sunday morning. We went to the "english speaking" service, but noticed they offer different language services at different times. Not being Catholic, we weren't sure what was happening or what they were saying (priest had a strong accent and then also sang in latin some). The cathedral was small (in comparison to other... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Most people know of the newer St Patrick's Cathedral in midtown. This one is smaller and quieter, although currently undergoing some renovation. I wanted to make sure we took a look since this cathedral features in The Godfather.

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Red Lake, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Gorgeous stain glass windows beautiful exterior, definitely worth a visit if you are in the big apple.

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2016

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016

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.

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