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St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
212-753-2261
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Ranked #76 of 831 attractions in New York City
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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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Staten Island, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

You can catch a glimpse here and there. With or without scaffolding, it is a beautiful building. It meant a great deal to me on this occasion, as I stopped to light a candle in memory of my father. They ask for a $2 donation, which I was more than happy to give.

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Israel, Jerusalem
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205 reviews 205 reviews
159 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

It's a beautiful cathedral, in spite the restorations going on. You can't really enjoy the outside shape, but if you come inside you can enjoy some of the marble work, alters and painted glass windows. Try to come on weekdays for it's less crowded, but hearing a part of Sunday mass is also a unique experience. Seeing such an old... More

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Mount Isa, Australia
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29 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Even with all the scaffolding around it, St Patrick's is a beautiful building. Whether you are visiting because you have an interest in architecture or because you want to attend a service, this church is worth a visit to admire its grandeur. Although the scaffolding does detract a little, you should not let that stop you from attending and admiring.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I thought that this was a very beautiful place, but the rennovations made it look sort of bad. Once they are completed it will be very nice again.

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Brea, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

They will finish it sooner or later but in the meantime, look past the ongoing work. We were able to watch a baptism going on from just a few pews away - the family had the front roped off for privacy but it was very sweet to watch. Don't miss the gift store accross the street. Was a very meaningful... More

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Hertford
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12 reviews 12 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Under restoration, give it a miss at the moment because it is completely covered by scaffolding inside and out.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited this cathedral for mass but didn't do a tour as the building is being renovated and the interior is full of scaffolding. I'm sure when the work is completed it will be stunning. I'll have to return to NY to see it :)

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Lake in the Hills, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I'm not Catholic, but this place was amazing. When you go, be sure to take some time to admire the details and not get caught up in the overall grandeur.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
68 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

unfortunately nothing to see so presently not worthwhile the visit -neighter for the spirit nor fo the architecture- wait until the construction sites are cleared

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McKinney, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Although everything was covered in scaffolding, it was still beautiful. Just knowing that the first stone was put in place in the Mid 1800's, and what it took to build this magnificent structure.

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