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St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
212-753-2261
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Ranked #75 of 830 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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Mount Isa, Australia
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

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
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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
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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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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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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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Have been to St.Patricks Cathedral every time im in NY and always amazes me the this is perched between sky scrapers and mad traffic!!.. Have seen it prior to and whilst refurbishment work is on going.. and in my opinion still dosent take away from it, make it your buisness to see it!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

I know that it will be worth the wait but it was a huge disappointment to see the whole church inside and out covered in scaffolding. I look forward to seeing the result hopefully in the not too distant future.

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