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Old St. Patrick's Church

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Address: 724 Camp St., At Girod, New Orleans, LA
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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Beautiful, Old Catholic Church

Attended Mass here in December and was just amazed at how beautiful this church is. Build in the early 19th Century, it was built about a generation after the Louisiana Purchase... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Boston, MA
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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Attended Mass here in December and was just amazed at how beautiful this church is. Build in the early 19th Century, it was built about a generation after the Louisiana Purchase, and a generation before the Civil War, so these pews have seen good times and very bad times. There is a lot to take in architecturally that is hard... More 

Thank DieselDad
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Loved the history in this church. The murals were beautiful, the floors, that are marble have areas that are worn from years of use.

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Islamorada Fl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

A beautiful church, hidden away in New Orleans. I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a Latin Rite Mass here one Sunday, The Mass was wonderful, the chant was beyond compare, and the church is STUNNING. Even if you are not Catholic, the architecture and paintings are a wonder to behold. Truly a treasure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Old St. Patrick's was a beautiful surprise on an early October Sunday morning. The church is beautiful inside and the choir and music only added to the experience . The entire mass was said and sung in Latin, something we had not experienced for many years. It was not only a throwback in time for us but an uplifting delight... More 

Thank A_VEdmonton
Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The building is a beautiful place with ancient artifacts. Definitely worth seeing, especially if you love church architecture.

Thank Karen_Chin
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Even if you are an atheist you need to see the stained glass windows in this church. They are the best in New Orleans. Go there when it is open and celebrate the colors and glass art work. You will be glad you did. Stay to look at the Irish Channel.

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Valletta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Very interesting church, fantastic stained glass and tranquility all along, a must visit church. It is situated in a main square, so one can easily include in his itinerary.

Thank Domnanas
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Don't be fooled thinking the outside is just another old church. It's the beautiful inside that's the star. The stained glass dine it's really a must see. Stop in and I don't think you will be disappointed

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Slidell, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The only church in town still have Latin mass. I love this church because if you show too much skin, they will tell you something. I believed church is a place of worship, you need to be more respectable.

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East Ayrshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This must be seen to be appreciated, great building with even better interior. Go early morning when it is quiet.

Thank David R

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