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St. Thomas Church

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Address: 1 West 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019
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Description: Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40...
Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40 saints and bishops.
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As impressive on the inside as it is outside

Amazingly well preserved church, stunning between the skyscrapers surrounding it. You don't have to be a Christian to enjoy the beauty of architecture :) Entrance is free.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Bucharest, Romania

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Amazingly well preserved church, stunning between the skyscrapers surrounding it. You don't have to be a Christian to enjoy the beauty of architecture :) Entrance is free.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wow...very cool church. Undergoing renovations at the time so not very peaceful. Incredible architecture.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

this is such a beautiful place, in rain or shine really you should make the trip! religious or not make the trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Elitists have been coming to this wonderful, Beautiful Church right on 5th avenue in the Center of Town! A sight to see & to Hear terrific Music! Do not miss going to the Church!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

How is this place permitted to remain part of the Episcopal diocese? Only male clergy, boys choir, antiquated prayer book ...may as well go the street and buy the whole hog at St. Pat's. Sure, the place is impressive looking, and tourists love it, but I wouldn't dram of worshipping here.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

John Scott's performance was the higlight of our trip. The church is a beautiful building and the acoustics were ideal for the music. We aren't organ music buffs but we could sense that we were being treated to a performance of Bach's music that ranked amongst the best in the world. Thank you for the memories.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Conveniently located in midtown along 5th Av (corner with 53rd St), this is an attractive old church which is worth a visit. The interior is surprisingly impressive and I would recommend going inside if you get the opportunity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

In addition to its architecture and beautiful stained glass, this high Episcopal church as one of the only resident boys choir's in the world. Every Sunday at 11 o'clock and other times you can simply walk in and listen. This part of Fifth Avenue is loaded with churches, but few choirs merit a detour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Situated in the heart of Midtown Manhattan on the 5th Avenue. It follows the Anglican tradition. Wonderful place when looking for peace in crazy Manhattan. The stained glass Windows are awesome! Totally worth!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

St. Thomas offers visitors a sanctuary of peace, serenity and beauty away from the noise, congestion, and pollution in downtown Manhattan. As I entered this majestic church, I was impressed both by its magnificence as well as its tranquility. Although one of the most beautiful churches that I have visited in Europe or North America, St. Thomas is not a... More 

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