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St. Thomas Church

1 West 53rd St, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
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Ranked #64 of 629 Attractions in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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Owner description: Built in 1913, this impressive church contains statues of more than 40 saints and bishops.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

My wife and I saw this church while walking down the street and had to check it out. It is beautiful and amazing. I could describe it but it would never do it justice. if you are in NYC, you will want to check this out.

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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260 reviews 260 reviews
143 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We saw this as we were walking down towards the Cathedral (see review) and had to have a look inside if the outside was anything to go by - which as one can see is an architectural gem. The inside is as wonderful - no pictures as there were worshippers and did not want to disrespect at that time -... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Just walking down the street decided to take a look and it was incredible! Very glad we stopped in and looked around as the wood carvings were very surreal. Just couldn't believe the detail and the craftsmanship. Very cool site to see.

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Houston, Texas
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131 reviews 131 reviews
66 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Honestly, I didn't have this on my travel plan and didn't realize this church's existence until I walked by the beautiful doorway. Being a fan of church architecture, I was curious about this impressive church. After walking into the building, I was glad that I did not miss the beauty within. Because this is not even listed as a tourist... More

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Brooksville, Florida, Usa
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

I enjoyed the tall pointed arches which gave this church a Gothic magnificence. If you happen to be shopping on 5th Avenue this is a great place to take a break...go from the material to the spiritual..

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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174 reviews 174 reviews
73 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is a beautiful site. It matches the beauty of any small european cathedral. I've been to the UK, Paris, and Colone and had not seen a church quite like this one. If you take children, make sure they know how to behave in a church to avoid beeing reprimended. The caretakers of this place don't have much of a... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Stepping through the door into the Gothic Church was like entering a sanctuary. The hustle and bustle was left behind, a darkish cool quiet enveloped us. Beautiful statues with delicate details invite to sit and marvel and become still, nourishing the soul.

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Austin, Texas
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33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This church is definitely Gothic in architecture and pretty eerie inside. It's dark and there is loud, low organ music playing that makes it feel almost haunted. The stained glass is beautiful and very unique, but for an active church it felt very strange, in my opinion.

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Lubbock, Texas
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147 reviews 147 reviews
72 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a lovely small church. The cathedral vaulted ceiling is beautiful and the stained glass windows are magnificent. It appears to be renovated in the past few years, making the windows spectacular. So glad we were able to walk through the church and take it all in. I've walked past it many times, happy to finally enter and enjoy.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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107 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

We visited this church on the recommendation of a worker at St Patricks Cathedral down the street. It is a darker church but very peaceful and quite spiritual. The columns are soaring and draw your eyes up to the very beautiful stained glass windows. But the real highlight is the magnificent stone carving behind the altar. It us well worth... More

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