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St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
212-753-2261
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Ranked #114 of 861 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: Enormous 13th-century-style Gothic church on Madison Avenue, with a seating capacity of 2,200, rose window reaching 26 feet across, pipe organ with... more » Owner description: Enormous 13th-century-style Gothic church on Madison Avenue, with a seating capacity of 2,200, rose window reaching 26 feet across, pipe organ with more than 7,380 pipes and the graceful twin spires that reach 330 feet into the sky. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Similar to any major Cathedral in Europe this is a big one with all the usual Cathedral features. It's been under renovation for years and I would like to see it without all that scaffolding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

great historical church during the times of new york, good architecture lots of people around the church be quiet while visitng.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Awe-inspiring catholic church - incredibly beautiful inside, but not very peaceful since the church is heavily under construction. You cannot really see the exterior facade at all - it is covered in scaffolding - and the inside has certain areas that are gorgeous, but then most areas inside area also covered in scaffolding.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

St Patricks is under a major refurbishment, but you can still go in and see this amazing "place of worship". Its magnificent. Another must see!!

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Step inside and see the 7000 pipes of the Organ which is situated right under the Rose Window. The Stations of the Cross were carved out of Caen stone in Holland. The Great Bronze Doors at the main entrance are just massive. Each door weights 9,000 kg. The inside is breath taking.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

was told to come back in 2015 when the construction work will be finished. beautiful church though would love to see it when its restored

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We visited St. Patrick's Cathedral in 2013. Stunning building, wonderful history and friendly guides. I highly recommend you visit while in NYC.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I always stop in a pray while in NY. St. Pat's is a landmark and anchor for me. This visit was disappointing as the scaffolding covered 90 percent of the beauty of this grand Cathedral. Still a reverent place but suggest checking to see the state of the refurbishing before booking your trip.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped by here on foot after walking around the blocks most of the day. The only relief was the airconditioning was working well. It's difficult to see the beauty of the place in its entirety 'cause like the previous reviewer said the place was covered with scaffolding and a lot of renovations.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

We knew there were works going on but decided to go in as we were passing. However, the sheer scale of the renovations was staggering - scaffolding everywhere and most things covered up! It's really a mess inside and it is impossible to get any appreciation of the beauty of it. Obviously the work needs to take place to preserve... More

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