St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, New York City

The Basilica of Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral, or Old St. Patrick's, is located at 260–264 Mulberry Street between Prince and Houston Streets in the Nolita neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City, with the primary entrance currently located on Mott Street. Built between 1809 and 1815, and designed by Joseph-François Mangin in the Gothic Revival style, it was the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York until the current Saint Patrick's Cathedral opened in 1879. Liturgies are celebrated in English, Spanish, and Chinese.


The church was designated a New York City landmark in 1966, and the cathedral complex was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. It was declared a minor basilica by Pope Benedict XVI on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, 2010.
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  • St Patrick´s Old Cathedral is a piece of story of New York. Not luxury...but not need luxury to show the gorgeous of the faith in the American People!!! Know it!!!  more »
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  • What a great tour! I had no idea that there was any thing like this in NYC! Our guide, Leo was awesome! Very knowledgeable and willing to answer questions! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
  • This tour was fantastic. A very well informed guide takes you through these catacombs by candlelight and you get to see how the wealthy New Yorkers were laid to rest. Rows of tombs and vaults which were bought from the church. The guide provided very interesting stories and anecdotes about the current residents. There was insight into families and societal culture. Recommend this tour highly.

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