St. Patrick's Catholic Church
History and museums
St. Patrick's Cathedral is a Catholic cathedral on the Caribbean island of Barbados located in the capital city of Bridgetown. This is one of the two cathedrals that exist in that territory (the other is Cathedral of St. Michael belonging to a Protestant denomination (Anglican church)).
Originally built in 1848, the cathedral was virtually destroyed by fire in 1897, it was suspected that it was at the hands of Protestant individuals. A new cathedral, however, was completed in 1899 and consecrated on August 23, 1903.
Today it houses the Catholic religious services, has a training center and has a collection of heraldic plates. It became a cathedral in 1970. It is now the seat of the Catholic diocese of Bridgetown (Dioecesis Pontipolitana).
Since 2011 World Heritage listed as Unesco as part of the historic center of Bridgetown.