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“Free, beautiful, historical”

Old St. Patrick's Church
Ranked #103 of 379 things to do in New Orleans
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 29 December 2013

We walked to Saint Patrick's on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were not disappointed. The cathedral is small but incredibly detailed and a great example of the gothic style. We snuck in between services so didn't stay too long, but there is plenty to view from a seat in the pew. Worth the walk if you like cathedrals, stained glass, american history and free.

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

The ceiling and stained glass are beautiful. Many wonderful features to see; don’t go when Mass is being held because they ask you to not take pictures then. Check the schedule before you go.

1  Thank DianaP71
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures...
They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures...
They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures...
They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures...
They were getting ready to start mass so we snuck in and took a few pictures...

Thank Julie B
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Location is interesting. Right in a business district. Beautiful church with a European feel. Stained glass windows are awesome. Eight o'clock Mass felt rushed with no music but I loved the homily. If you are in town and want to attend Mass, definitely go to St. Patricks.

Thank Siobhan0221
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Reviewed 23 September 2013

Not Catholic - but love this church and the message from the pulpit is always good and worth the visit. Plus the beauty of the sanctuary makes you feel like you are closer to God.

3  Thank EARHf
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