This is a Catholic church. The appearance is also very traditional, looking far away, it is very grand. Especially the dark red appearance is very solemn under the blue sky, and of course it is also very solemn inside.
The Old Cathedral of Our Lady is the first Catholic church in California, a church with a long history. The door of the church is small and narrow, and the door can be quite different, but there are still some footprints on the ground, let us know that there are still people here. The moment we opened the door, we understood why no one was around. Hundreds of residents or tourists have already sat in the church, bishops and believers prayed on the stage, and believers prayed silently below the stage. Combined with the splendid interior of the church, its holiness can sublimate the soul, and its solemnity can make noise and tranquility.
California's first cathedral is beautiful! We couldn't see much of the inside because a wedding was going on, but the rest of the cathedral was stunning! A true gem of SF's Chinatown district.
It took me so long before I finally stepped inside Old Saint Mary's Cathedral. It wasn't because I was being lazy, but rather it was always closed. It's a must-visit, if you can, especially because there's a whole section talking about the history of the place.
Go to mass at California's FIRST Catholic cathedral! Enjoy the stained glass windows! This is St. Martin!
Old Saint Mary's Cathedral is right on the edge of Chinatown. This church is huge with lots of space with in the pews. Best to get here by BART and walk up California St.