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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
+1 212-662-2133
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This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“vertical tour” (70 reviews)
“stained glass” (44 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
Morningside Heights
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+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Vertical Tour is nice. The tour guide was really interesting he talks about the architecture and history. Nice views, nothing espectacular. Be ready for the stairs, is a total of 200 steps aprox. Is only to do it once.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We did the vertical tour which is a very entertaining and interesting tour of the Cathedral. After meeting inside the entrance to the Cathedral, we were taken outside to explore and understand the creation of some of the statues which provided an insight into the...More

Thank Bond077
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Reviewed July 1, 2018

So it is Sunday morning... you go to church. Being in NYC on the Upper West Side, we crossed theological boundaries & attended the 11AM service at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. We had visited the cathedral before to tour the building, but...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I love visiting cathedrals, and have been to many around the world...for America Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine did not disappoint. It is one of the largest church buildings in the world. Located in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood and near Columbia University. Unfortunately...More

Thank Ann K
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I am not sure if there would have been a way to know this ahead of time, but on Wednesday, June 20, most of the cathedral and grounds were closed off because of a private event. Perhaps we could have done better research, so please...More

Thank Rose H
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

We had a special, really special experience in Saint john`s. We attended Paul winter`s concert at 4:30 am which celebrated sunrise at the height of summer--outstanding! a true spiritual experience. The cathedral is beautiful and impressive at any time.It is huge and stile as a...More

Thank Uriel1123
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

A classical and historic chapel...a church with character and spiritual attraction. shared with others at a service. A place of peaceful repose and Historical significance.

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

We stopped by the Church to get some pics, since we were on our way to Columbia University. It was fairly quiet that day, so we managed to spend some quiet time.

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

There are three different approaches to visiting St. John’s, which is among the most beautiful churches in NYC: as a tourist, as a student of architecture and as a person of faith. To combine all three, go on St Francis Day (October 4) to participate...More

Thank EdgarCosset
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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

The worlds largest gothic cathedral does not disappoint. It is beautiful. Lots of great photo opportunities. The architecture is something to see. The choir sang here and the way the music carried was something to hear. Hopefully you can catch a performance while you are...More

Thank MrsLUVStravel
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ladyinblack1964
October 3, 2017|
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Response from Ivy C | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to contact the church, but my recall is about 2 1/2-3 hours.
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Etsal
May 24, 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.
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Judy M
March 31, 2017|
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Response from Sharklaffs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is a very easy self-tour. In fact, tours take place even during services, so you're somewhat expected to be self-sufficient.
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