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St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
212-753-2261
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Ranked #106 of 855 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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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Beautiful cathedral, it's under restoration though, but you can still visit it and stay to listen the mass.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I've been there before, and all I can tell is it's worth visiting it, even though these days it's being restored so the building cannot be fully appreciated. I attended the holy mass and could enjoy the fabulous organ playing and a lady singing so beautifully. I would come back to this place!

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City, StateAberdeen, Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Visited the Cathedral this month...it will be stunning when it is completed. The difference in the outside colour is incredible. Lots of people visiting, whether to light candles, say a prayer, or just take in the interior...and hopefully, to make donations to the cost of renovating.

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very disappointed with the state of the cathedral, obviously significant repairs and renovations are required, but why keep it open to the public during the week? At the moment there is virtually nothing to see other than the main altar, everything else either removed, covered up or hidden by scaffolding. I have been very lucky to visit a large number... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The cathedral has been under renovation for awhile now, so you are limited to all. But you do get to visit some of the side alters, light candles, visit gift shop, and go to a daily mass. There is scaffolding outside as well as inside, but you can picture the beauty and history of this enormous place once your in.... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I'm sure this is a lovely cathedral, but, right now it is covered up so much as to make it impossible to rate. The columns are wrapped and there is scaffolding everywhere. Still a peaceful ambience somehow, despite the chaos.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A must-see if you are in New York City. A cultural and spiritual landmark in Manhattan. You've seen it on TV and in numerous movies. See it in person. It's gothic, quiet, and majestic. Check out the alcoves and confessionals. Attend mass there. It's an experience not to be missed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

In the hustle of 5th Avenue and Manhattan, this is a good place to relax, find peace... I was impressed by its size and its gothic style, but overall, compared to Europe's great cathedrals (i.e. Italy, France, Spain), it is dull, dark and lacks splendor.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an absolutely fantastic sight. The stained glass is gorgeous as is the marble... It really is difficult to describe how amazing it looks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Such a great place to visit!!!! Very historical. I enjoy walking three every time I visit NYC, My kids enjoy the visit. Meaning full stop for me. Want to attend Christmas Eve midnight mass one year

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