St. Patrick's Catholic Church, San Francisco

St. Patrick's Catholic Church, San Francisco (must see)

Amidst all the changes the city of San Francisco has seen, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church has stood unmoved. Standing on Mission Street, the Church was founded in 1851 and has borne many winds of change. The white and gold Botticino marble and the green Connemara marble distinctly bring out the Irish colors in the building's architecture. The high ceilings and the tall ornate altar of the Church captivate every visitor of the Church.

Since its consecration, the Church has seen many changes in the city of San Francisco. It saw the fire and earthquake of 1906, but stood unperturbed and served the Irish immigrants in the area. With the intrusion of the Spanish speaking population, the Church served them alike, just the way it now treats its Fillipino community. Certain weekdays, the Church organizers arrange for lunchtime concerts for those who like chamber music. For tourists and city dwellers alike, the Church is a place to find solace from the hustle and bustle of the area surrounding it.

Weddings and Baptisms are common in the Church. However, the Latin Mass on Sundays is popular and soothing. The richness of the Church can be seen on the green stained Tiffany styled windows which were imported from Ireland and display thirty-two patron saints, each belonging to a county in Ireland.

Why You Should Visit:
Combined with the Yerba Buena gardens just across the street, this church provides a small piece of tranquility, as well as an interesting contrast to the city's landscape.

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Sight Name: St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sight Location: San Francisco, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Famous Architecture Walking Tour  

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