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Old St. Patrick's Church

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Address: 724 Camp St, At Girod, New Orleans, LA 70130-3702
Phone Number: 504/525-4413
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

A National Historic Landmark, Old St. Patrick's Church is one of only two...

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 Cathedral in Jackson Square.

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Catholic Churh with so much History

This is a beautiful church and a quick stop in for a glimpse is well worth. The Windows, paintings, close look at the altar but to really appreciate make sure you pick up a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Bowling Green KY
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Bowling Green KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful church and a quick stop in for a glimpse is well worth. The Windows, paintings, close look at the altar but to really appreciate make sure you pick up a brochure to understand the significance of this church and Irish heritage versus the Cathedral and the French.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I enjoyed this Church more than St Louis Cathedral. So much to see - the altar, the organ, the doors, the stain glass windows above the altar, ... , just everywhere you look. Definitely worth coming to see this. It is not too far from the Ogden & the WW2 Museums.

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Chandler, AZ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

The church is a great example of church art and construction in the late 19th century. The stained glass windows take a while to view and the high ceilings were neat to view. If one is a church history buff, take the time to visit this church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

We sure love our churches in New Orleans. This particular church is my favorite to go for holidays and feast days. When they have their Christmas concert, go. Fantastic.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

There is a lot of history in the church its beautiful and well maintained. do not travel in this area alone especially at night.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

What an experience. This church is absolutely beautiful. I do not normally go to a service there, but this last time I did and it was so wonderful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

it is so beautiful and has a long history and way more ornate then st. louis church and you go across the street for on of the best drinks in the city you cannot miss this church if that is what you are into go to mass there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This is a beautiful old church that has been well cared for. Easy walk to it from the convention center area. Check out my pictures and throw me a thumbs up please.

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Bethalto, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

St Patrick's Church is the oldest parish church outside of the French Quarter. It is absolutely stunning and worth a visit.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Attended mass and did a photo tour at separate time. Stunning. Very moving for mass. Pastor gives a good sermon

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