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St. Patrick's Cathedral

460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
212-753-2261
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Ranked #104 of 851 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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Indianola, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A beautiful place I couldn't wait to show my daughter but unfortunately the renovations made for a very disappointing visit

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High Point, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

currently under renivation but open. scaffolding everywhere. this should not deter your visit. sunday mass was special- the sermon was worth the trip to nyc itself. good old school catholic mass with choir and incense.

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful from what we could see of the outside and inside. We didn't go inside because of all the renovation inside and out. Scaffolding everywhere. But we will check it out again on our next visit.

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Tomahawk, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Under extensive renovation at the time of our visit, but still very awesome. We were able to see and hear Cardinal Dolan preach during our visit, which was great.

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I'm sure this is a marvellous site when not under renovation. I visited in July 2014 and more than half the church is covered or obtructed due to renovation. I'm sure this may take a couple of years, so I would not waste making plans to visit it. If you happen to be walking by and feel like 10 min... More

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

So much wanted our visit to St Patrick's to be the highlight of our trip to New York, however, not knowing about the extensive construction work being carried out in advance we were bitterly disappointed when we arrived at the Cathedral. Little of the wonderful architecture can be seen inside, although we did manage a time for quiet prayer at... More

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Boca Raton, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It maybe getting a facelift, but it still a good place to visit while in New York. The stained glass and gothic architecture are not to be missed.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Most of St. Patrick's Cathedral is currently covered by scaffolding (both inside and out) but it is still a beautiful church. You can walk around a lot of the inside of the church so I would still recommend a visit now to enjoy the details of the side altars. Then, once the renovations are complete, it would be great to... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a beautiful church! It was under construction while we visited, but still enjoyed our visit. Would love to see it when the renovations are complete!

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Even with all the scaffolding both inside and outside, you can already see that much progress have been made in the restoration. Some of the stained glass windows have been finished and are absolutely gorgeous. The restoration should be complete by December, 2015 but it is still well worth entering this awesome structure.

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