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A National Historic Landmark, Old St. Patrick's Church is one of only two early landmarks of distinction left in Lafayette Square, the other being Gallier Hall. Irish immigrants built the Gothic-style church in 1840 to rival the French St. Louis...more
The outside of the building is unimposing due to location in CBD and the bland concrete exterior, but once inside this place of worship delivers. A wonderful place for quiet contemplation and reverence.
We came to St. Patrick’s to see where my husband’s g g grandparents were married in the 1800s. I was overwhelmed by its beauty. Truly one of the most beautiful places I’ve been. It remains unchanged, except for some cleaning and refurbishing, since 1840. Ann...More
This is a beautiful church near Lafayette Square. Upon entering, one is drawn to the tall ceiling architecture. The front of the church is dominated by 3 large paintings, with a magnificent dome on top. Unlike the Immaculate Conception Church (also in New Orleans) which...More
My wife and I stopped here on our way back to the French Quarter from the WW2 museum. Built in the 1840s, it is of Gothic style. The stain glass windows and murals behind the main altar are works of art. Beautiful church, certainly on...More
St. Patrick's is a beautiful historic Cathedral. Attended Good Friday Service. The altar is incredible, as is the painted ceiling. A very traditional service with very good music, an excellent homily and much history in the City of new Orleans. Recommended.
Went to mass here today for Easter Sunday! Very nice mass, we used to go to this church a lot in the past when our daughter lived in NOLA. The mass is a little different than it is back home, they only have one altar...More
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts
District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.