Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, El Paso

Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick, El Paso

The Cathedral Parish of St Patrick is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of El Paso. It is located at 1118 N. Mesa St. in the heart of the downtown area. This seat is vacant as the previous bishop, His Excellency, the Most Reverend Armando Xavier Ochoa, was named as prelate of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno, California on 1 December, 2011. The cathedral is the mother church for 656,000 Catholics in the diocese, and also operates one of El Paso's Catholic high schools, Cathedral High School, and St Patrick Elementary School adjacent to the church.

The church was designed by Barnett, Haynes & Barnett, an architectural firm from St Louis, Missouri. It was built in the form of a Byzantine basilica, in the Italian Renaissance style. The ground was broken on 8 April 1914 and the church and the cornerstone were blessed in a ceremony by Fr Edward Barry on 12 November 1916. The interior of the cathedral is adorned with Roman columns, elaborate frescoes that depict biblical scenes and the Stations of the Cross are carved in bas-relief on the interior walls.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

Want to visit this sight? Check out these Self-Guided Walking Tours in El Paso. Alternatively, you can download the mobile app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play Store. The app turns your mobile device to a personal tour guide and it works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick on Map

Sight Name: Cathedral Parish of Saint Patrick
Sight Location: El Paso, USA (See walking tours in El Paso)
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) Containing This Sight:

Walking Tours in El Paso, Texas

Create Your Own Walk in El Paso

Create Your Own Walk in El Paso

Creating your own self-guided walk in El Paso is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
El Paso Introduction Walking Tour

El Paso Introduction Walking Tour

Every city in the world has its unique characteristics, and El Paso is no exception! It is a prosperous city with extremely beautiful architectural monuments of historical importance, fiberglass statues of ferocious alligators and brave cowboys and many other characters. You can see a different side of the city by taking the following tour to guide you through its streets.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Historical Churches

Historical Churches

There are many places of worship in El Paso which are worthy ones visit. The churches in the city belong to various denominations and this results in different architectural styles. You will be thrilled at the sight of these gorgeous structures. Take the following self-guided tour and visit the most outstanding religious venues of El Paso.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.5 Km or 3.4 Miles