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St. Patrick's Cathedral

Address: 460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212-753-2261
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Ranked #71 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

I have visited St Patrick's Cathedral for 3 years now and still I cannot get a descent picture from the outside since it is surrounded by scaffolding. The cathedral itself is awesome and definitely worth a visit. Keep in mind it is an active Catholic church so regular masses are being held daily. On this particular visit I was delighted... More

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Sheffield, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

One of the key New York attractions is unfortunately currently covered in scaffolding inside and out. It it not the best time to visit at present as you will feel a bit frustrated and disappointed.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Unfortunately the building is being renovated and is covered in scaffolding and wooden barriers but it is still lovely and it is a church so I still lit a candle and offered a prayer. Will look forward to renovation end date for a revisit.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I stopped here before hopping in a cab to time square. This church is beautiful both inside and out but it is under renovation and has been for some time now. The renovation does take away from the overall experience but I think it’s still worth taking a peek inside though. The high ceilings will leave you in awe, the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The cathedral is currently undergoing massive refurbishment and as such it is difficult to assess. From the areas that can be seen it would seem as though it will be a very impressive building when renovations are complete. Some beautiful stained glass windows.

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Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

From the outside to everything inside it's just beautiful, the only sad part is that it was under construction so I wasn't able to fully enjoy the place, but I went to mass twice there during my visit and the Sunday 10:15 am mass was beautiful and the choir amazing!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Beautiful church, however, travelers beware. this place is HIGHLY under construction. there is so much equipment and scaffelting inside that it truly takes away from the church's inner beauty. you can still appreciate it for what it is, but there are many remodeling/repairs being done inside. but still worth the visit.

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I loved being there. It was being renovated but it was still wonderful. After all it is God's House.

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Brusly, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

attended mass on sunday during my stay. music was lovely. undergoing renovations indoors and out. beautiful church

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Currently undergoing a large scale cleaning and restoration program, the outside is currently surrounded by masses of scaffold. expect the usual bag searches on the inside, but it's a lovely place to visit. Pop across the road and stand between the pillars behind the atlas statue and see what happens.

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