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St. Patrick's Old Cathedral

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Address: 263 Mulberry St, New York City, NY 10012-3375
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A Forgotten Treasure

What a gem. While walking to Little Italy we discovered this little unknown church. The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, on the corner of Mott &a Prince St., is the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 February 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

What a gem. While walking to Little Italy we discovered this little unknown church. The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, on the corner of Mott &a Prince St., is the original Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York and a cousin to the more famous St. Pat's on 5th Ave. It's a national landmark and declared a mini basilica... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

​It's not as well-known as its counterpart on 5th Avenue but the cathedral is noteworthy on its own for being the seat of the archdiocese of New York in the 1800s and the first church in the US dedicated to the Irish saint. It's not remarkable on the outside but really beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Always visit here while in NYC. Light a candle for those gone before. Peaceful & serene. Well worth visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This is one of the attraction in New York city, ok is not Notre Dame in Paris or the sistine chapel in Italy, but it is a great art work you will enjoy, located in the nice upper Manhattan area, and enjoy touring New York .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I stopped to see this after taking a walking tour of the east village and was impressed by the beauty of this church.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The original St. Patrick's, this beautiful church is located in a neighborhood of brownstones and was the seat of the Catholic diocese 1808-1879. Wonderful vaulted ceiling, majestic main altar.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 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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