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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 858 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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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

At my time of visit (8/14/14), St. Patrick's Cathedral was undergoing a major renovation so there were scaffolds inside and outside the building. Nonetheless, the majority of the building was still accessible and the scaffolds could not conceal the true beauty that this Cathedral has to offer! Visit this remarkable and beautiful church that is located in the middle of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Timed it so we could do the actual free tour. Look at church on line schedule. Small group was great. Information on history, construction and how the church came about was a vision come true. Very informative. Church is under massive reconstruction but you can see the much needed difference. So we weren't able to see all statutes.... Suppose to... More

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Have been to the cathedral a couple of times and I'm still amaze day the quietness and peace there is even though outside there is the hustle and bustle of New York going on!Unfortunately your bags are scanned or searched even when you are going in for Mass but that's a sign of the times!klThe cathedral is beautiful although it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Really a stunning interior, though with so much scaffolding and plastic sheets it was tough to really take it in. But just wonderful alcoves and worth a visit.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

It is a stunning New York landmark. Beautiful art and statues and a calm quiet peaceful place to relax and pray. There are frequent Masses before 1 pm every day. Christianity is live and well at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Cathedral is quite magnificent in its own right and well worth a visit. It's a real church with masses in progress and, on a different level, is often seen on the TV when the news requires it and in films etc. The 'hidden' NY books notes a stone pig climbing up the masonry. It's not easy to find but... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Whenever in NYC, I visit St.Patrick's catedral. Sometimes I spend little time there, sometimes more time, I don't count the time, it just happens how I feel....it always brings me such inner peace and I've been there through very though times and happy times and I shall never ever forget and cherish all those moments. I shall return.

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Temple, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This church is beautiful, whether it's covered in scaffolding or not! Both the outside and inside are currently being renovated (as of Summer '14), but we still found the inside of the church breathtaking.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I went there for a mass and the sound effects are really good. The church is absolutely beautiful and should not be missed.

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ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Very saddened abt how commercial the cathedral has become. Sell sell sell.. Just across the street is a store dedicated to selling souvenirs of the church also..

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