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“A Nice Cathedral” 4 of 5 stars
Review of St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral
460 Madison Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
212-753-2261
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Ranked #67 of 633 Attractions in New York City
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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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.
Hudson, Wisconsin
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“A Nice Cathedral”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

I've travelled all over Europe, so compared to the cathedrals there, this was nothing special (especially compared to Spain), but it is compared to other US Cathedrals. I'm not a Catholic, but, it was beautiful inside, and had lots of people visiting. I can't say there is anything special to be sure to see here, but its a nice stop along the way. The only con, there are no bathrooms, so be prepared!

Visited September 2012
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“Splendid Architecture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

St. Patrick's Cathedral is an architectural gem just opposite Rockefeller Center. The central stained glass window above the main doors are incredible, as are the many other stained glass windows that abound. The statuary is beautifully lighted and the entire cathedral's interior is a photographer's dream, but you do need a long lens because of the size.

The main drawback that I know about is Christmas time is very busy in the area, especially with Rockefeller Center across the street. On the upside though, you have the beautiful landscaping and decorations as well as the huge, lighted tree and the ice skating rink and a variety of restaurants, in a wide price range. It's well worth the trip to see St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Visited December 2011
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“An unexpected gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a beautiful cathedral that took us by surprise. We were fortunate enough to be there just on the noon mass and when the pipe organ began to play - it was just magnificent. Remember it is a church so be reverent and respectful of worshipers - really not to be missed

Visited September 2012
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“Magnificent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Always a quiet retreat from the maddening world outside, St. Pat's is a beautiful oasis to stop and rest and say a prayer for someone you love.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful old church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Simply amazing. To see the church in person was a gift. The architecture was incredible. Would recommend for anyone!

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