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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Address: 460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
Phone Number: 212-753-2261
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Description: Enormous 13th-century-style Gothic church on Madison Avenue, with a...
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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Gorgeous church right in mid-town Manhattan A Must-Do for the NY visit!

This is a must-do stop when in NYC. The outside has been completely sandblasted and it looks gorgeous. The inside is one big scaffold but despite the renovations it is still... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Bridgewater NJ USA
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Bridgewater NJ USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This is a must-do stop when in NYC. The outside has been completely sandblasted and it looks gorgeous. The inside is one big scaffold but despite the renovations it is still gorgeous inside and out. People working inside they had originally been scheduled for December, but with the Pope arriving in September, they might be stepping it up. Best view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

They recently finished their outdoor renovation and it appears beautiful outside. The church welcomes everyone and it's great to visit after services are over so you can pray or quietly contemplate. The stained glass windows are gorgeous and the tabernacle in the back conveys a powerful aura and mystique about the worship of God. Unforgettable

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Chesterland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a magnificent Roman Catholic cathedral in the heart of mid-town Manhattan. This is simply a beautiful, iconic structure. The exterior is very Gothic and newly renovated. If you can see it on a nice day it is magnificent. ALERT: With the outside finished, renovation has now turned to the interior, much of which is now completely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

As previously mentioned the building is undergoing some major renovations, but none the less my visit was still a highlight. I walked from my time square hotel, just slowly, was about 20min or so, flat walk. Still a busy place, and I enjoyed the archeticture, there was a service in one of the smaller chapels, so I stayed to listen... More 

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Doylestown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is always a must when visiting New York.City. The current renovations make it hard to fully appreciate right now, but it is still worth a visit. If you really want the full experience, attend a service.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I have always admired this church. It is beautiful inside and out. Do take note that it is in renovations, at it may look unfinished for now but the work that they are putting into the church is worth the wait. So many followers and worshipers come to the masses and gets pretty full. Although it's a place for prayers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We appreciated the breathtaking architecture and attention to detail. Too bad the construction got in the way in some areas but overall you still got the sense of awe that you are meant to feel in these buildings. Keep going around the back of the construction area to get a more intimate feel and see the crypt entrance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Although it being under construction when we recently visited NYC, it was absolutely breathtaking to visit. Standing outdoors looking up at the gorgeous architecture of the building was incredible. Everywhere you look there are more intricate details that pop out, making the cathedral even more interesting to view. I cannot wait to revisit after the construction to see it again!

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

One of europian-like structure in NYC surrounded by modern manhattan sky scrapers is this cathedral, i wasnt able to go in as there was construction going on that time so i just admired the beauty of it from outside. Very near rockefeller center and other tourist sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I've passed by this beauty so many times, and finally got to see the inside. The cathedral is truly beautiful, although right now there is a ton of scaffolding inside, as well as some outside. Still, this is a very worthwhile visit if you love cathedrals-

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