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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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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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460 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6863
+1 212-753-2261
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A calm oasis! I went here to light candles for my family I wasn’t disappointed It’s beautiful inside and out I’m happy I went Go see it!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SharbyT
Reviewed yesterday

An extraordinary Cathedral, beautiful architecture inside and out. Take a few moments to visit and say a prayer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin-j21
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Nice tourist trap for the gullible. Lots of souvenirs for sale in the gift shop and at the many vending machines selling 'holy' coins.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We arrived in time to hear the organ in full musical glory. Magical - it made the stain glass sing on a cold New York day

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dad19622016
Reviewed 2 days ago

Simply Heavenly Beautiful. This is the number 1Catholic Church for NYC. It is a world of peace. A must place to visit,especially if you attend a mass there. As a true New Yorker, Catholic, I have attended various family weddings here. Random visits to light...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NJR-NYkR
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is beautiful and free to visit, definitely worth exploring when visting midtown Manhattan.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank stephanieamb
Reviewed 2 days ago

I recommend going to visit this cathedral while in the city. It's a beautiful building, which makes you feel at peace while inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank hannabanana13
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited the church on a Christmas Eve. There are plenty of room for everyone. The staff were nice and welcome anyone who want to worship or just go in to look around, admire the beauty of their church. It is right next to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank N3551UOnatalies
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very old and historic. Many people lit candles and said prayers for all the rest of the world. Would go there for a service had I been there longer.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best times to view are at dawn and dusk from the water. I’ve had the magical experience of viewing it from my personal sailboat. In case you need an alternative the ferry or for the sea challenged the Brooklyn Bridge.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Patricia T
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit - spectacular skyscrapers
like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's paradise where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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January 13, 2019|
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Response from TravelledCATXN | Reviewed this property |
We did not have a car, but parking is a premium. If possible try to find a lot nearby.
Yolanda S
August 18, 2018|
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Response from absc | Reviewed this property |
We attended 9am mass last Sunday. Just turn up. It was busy, but there's more than enough room for everyone!
August 11, 2018|
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Response from ivykarkut | Reviewed this property |
Anyone can go inside the Church at any time. No need for a guided tour.
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St. Patrick's Cathedral Weddings (2 Replies)
Can you get married at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Christmas or Christmas Eve?
September 06, 2010|
Response fromCockleCove|
No. Plus, have you looked on the Cathedral's web site? It tells you that you need to make an appointment to be interviewed by a priest at least 1 year before your hoped-for wedding date.
Any ideas for weekend trip with 18 year old and grandmother (14 Replies)
My daughter, mother and me have taken several trips to NYC and will do so again in February for daughters 18th birthday. Thanks to nywhiz for the recommendation for the Strand hotel. We will see a broadway show - most likely In the Heights but are now starting to think about things to do. Any good ideas? On previous trips we've done the Met, the Brooklyn Bridge, ESB, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, SOL & Ellis Island tour, Century 21, Central Park, St. Patricks Cathedral, Times Square...More
January 17, 2010|
Response fromBCA|
We're arriving by train from CT on Friday mid morning so we wouldn't make the early UN tour but we could do the one at 4:45. Is it interesting? I'm not sure the timing would be right for lunch as we only could do the tour on Friday afternoon., I was also thinking about a food tour - either in Greenwich Village or somewhere else. Any thoughts on this? If we want a discount ticket for In the Heights we have to do the matinee at 2:00 on Saturday so we'll have the morning and evening to do...More
Derby, UK
Tickets for Easter Day mass at St Patrick's Cathedral (5 Replies)
How can we get tickets for the 10.15am mass at St Patrick's Cathedral on Easter Day? When are they normally available from? Thank you, U2fan
November 12, 2016|
Response fromFox11354|
The website grimly mentions that for Christmas As of October 1, 2016, we are no longer taking requests for the Midnight Mass. We receive thousands of requests each year and send tickets first come first serve by date they are received. We start accepting ticket requests at the end of the Summer. I suspect the tickets come and go very quickly. You might try to email here: spctrojas@saintpatrickscathedral.org