St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop. Built by contributions large and small, it remains emblematic of the ascendance of religious freedom in the New World. As such, this international landmark is a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith and a source of inspiration to the more than five million visitors of every religious denomination welcomed here each year. St. Patrick’s Cathedral has stood strong, overlooking 5th Ave, since 1879. The vibrancy of its windows, the beauty of its music and the purpose of its charitable outreach call us to respond to our shared humanity. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a must see destination when visiting New York. Our tour has been crafted to capture the essence of the church. It addresses the rich history of the past and the incredible art and architecture that makes it one of a kind. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, narrates the tour with Monsignor Robert Ritchie.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Midtown
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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 3 min walk
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 5 min walk
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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, Kentucky4,514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perhaps the most beautiful church in the country.
    Is there another church in the U.S. as beautiful as this? Perhaps not. It’s a majestic presence in New York and close to Rockefeller Center. As impressive as the outside is the inside is absolutely gorgeous. Of course it offers you a place to sit, relax and cool off in the hot summer. And for those who are religiously inclined a place to reflect pray and get closer to God. You feel humbled in the towering and massive structure. Do remember to be respectful of those who are attending mass as we are merely tourists in their house of worship.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Lonnie G
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    The cathedral is breath-taking and impressive. A lot to see and so well preserved. I would have liked to have been able to read more about different aspects but understand this is still a functioning church. I thought they did well to allow tourism while still maintaining respect. A must see!
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • DLA
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see! Breathtaking!
    St. Patrick's is almost always open to anyone that wishes to walk through. It is beautiful, like the cathedrals of Europe. The first time I visited I was overwhelmed by the beauty and presence of God. Every time I go to Manhattan, I make a point of seeing St. Pat's again.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Bryce S
    New Hope, Pennsylvania2,148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great Church to visit
    I recently attended Saturday evening Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mass was excellent, however the Church is a sight to be seen too. The interior is awesome. The organ music is incredible. There is security in the rear of the Church, but it is very low key and tactful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 6, 2023
  • reise3
    1,292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special
    Beautiful Gothic Revival cathedral - certainly a national treasure. It’s worth a visit whether you’re attending Mass, lighting a candle for a loved one, listening to the beautiful music, or taking in the magnificent sculptures and architecture. It’s truly special.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Julie1962Qatar
    Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite nice
    It’s free and quite pretty inside. I was in the area so decided to have a look. I’ve visited lots of beautiful churches in Italy and the Notre Dame so am a bit spoiled as nothing will compare to these but it is worth a visit if you like old churches
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 4, 2023
  • mjblue
    Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!
    Stumbled upon St. Patricks Cathedral upon our walk along 5th Ave. What a great institution. An immense presence in Manhattan. Fantastic architecture along with the stained glass windows and the huge pew / seating area. With the wife being Catholic made the visit much more meaningful.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
  • m0ta17
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral VIP tour is good! :D
    Beautiful place, iconic views, a must see! Took the VIP tour. Bit pricey but you get to go to the core of the Cathedral and take some incredible shots. Really like it and worth it!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,654 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe-inspiring
    St Patrick's is a large Cathedral and its Gothic architecture is awe-inspiring, as are most other cathedrals we have seen in Europe. It is a beautiful building and we were fortunate enough to go inside during mass. We only spent a few minutes inside but it was enough to appreciate the enormity and beauty of the place.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 30, 2023
  • The Trusty Trip Gal!
    England, United Kingdom243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great To See In Person!
    I always have seen this Cathedral in movies! We was on our way up to Central Park Zoo but we took another route so we would pass the Cathedral on the way by! It is a stunning building outside! I would of loved to have seen it inside but didn’t have time to get round to it! Would definitely go inside next time!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 18, 2023
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matthewkrgn
Glasgow, UK85 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Disappointed with the cathedrals door policy. while it’s free to get into you need a strong conscience to pass the gentlemen asking for donations at the door. As a catholic I see this as a place of worship and donations are voluntary and a matter of choice. While I would of undoubtedly left a contribution I take umbrage being asked outright for it. If you wish to light a candle for a loved one will cost you a little more than your local church save your money and light one at home.
Written February 12, 2020
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daisyferret1
Bear, DE27,260 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Each winter we visit the immediate area for the holidays. Rockefeller Center, Radio City and Sax Fifth Avenue's Light show are all literally steps from this Cathedral. Since we typically plan our visits on Sunday, we include Mass at St. Patrick's as part of our day. On a given Sunday, there are about 8 various Mass times to choose from & at least one of them is in Spanish. Masses start at 7am and the last is at 5:30pm. This makes it really easy to still visit NYC on a Sunday and attend Mass.

The church itself is MASSIVE and pretty ornate. The architecture is stunning. Many visit just to walk around and take in the baeuty of this cathedral without even attending Mass. When you arrive, the church staff will ask IF you are attending Mass. They will also check your bags. So be prepared to show them.

Even with its size and amount of seating, we found it hard to find seats during mass this Christmas. We did find a couple seats in the back of the church. However, from there we could not really see the altar. There are TV screens mounted on the huge pillars that block your view of the altar, but the TV screens were NOT broadcasting the Mass while we were there. So, not sure whey they have them IF they are not going to use them.

Overall, we have enjoyed the Masses that we have attended at St. Patrick's Cathedral. It feels really welcoming and the extensive Mass schedule makes it so convenient to attend Mass while visiting NYC over the holidays. I would recommend to anyone visiting the area.
Written January 29, 2020
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Dawn S
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We decided to visit the cathedral on a Sunday to experience Mass. The service was quick and there were tourist walking around the whole time. This blew me away! Being Catholic, Mass is viewed as a holy and sacred act. My wedding Mass could not be video recorded because of its sanctity, but tourist can walk freely around during Mass? After Mass, we were going to do our guided tour. We did not realize we needed headphones. We also had to hurry because there was another Mass starting at 10:15. I certainly do not feel the $115 for my family to do the self guided tour was worth the money. I also feel self guided tours should not be permitted on Sundays during Mass. This saddens me that something so sacred has been compromised just to make a buck.

Ona positive note, the architecture of the cathedral is absolutely beautiful!
Written June 23, 2022
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jop2map
Winchester, MA702 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Friends
This cathedral is an architectural delight, and the recently refurbished interior is magnificent. The pipe organ is splendid, so try to attend a service at which sacred music is played and sung. The stained glass windows are incredible and national treasures. The Cardinal Archbishop, Timothy Dolan, is a delightful and jolly priest, but he also delivers a thoughtful homily. My only quibble is that there seems to be only one single use restroom, not nearly enough for the crowds who visit this popular site.
Written January 5, 2020
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BillREvans
Princeton, NJ147 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
What a beautiful evening, Christmas Eve Mass at St Pat’s. Any mass is special in this Cathedral but at Christmas it shines even brighter. For a evening x-mas eve mass you need to be seated at least 60-75 minutes before the mass. We were lucky to find a couple of good seats in the middle of the church an hour before the service so earlier is better. St. Pat’s holds 2,400 hundred and for these services they actually had 600+ standing. The organ during the holidays is magnificent and if you love Christmas Carole’s we sang 10-12 classics. We will look for you next year! Bryant Park is close by and even on Christmas Eve the market is open and very festive! Rockefeller Center is just two blocks away and that is also shining brightly. Put it on your to do list for next year!
Written January 24, 2020
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Debbie B
63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
After a day of shopping on Fifth Ave, I decided to stop into St. Patrick’s Cathedral ... I haven’t been here in years and I have forgotten on how magnificent this cathedral is - from the beautiful stained glass windows to the individual alters of Saints ... a must see ... prepare to go through security/bag check
Written January 7, 2020
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Eve
Luzon, Philippines85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
It has been my dream to attend full mass at St.Patrick Cathedral and this time i was able to attend not one but two masses. The Cathedral interiors was sacred and the Altar wss decorated with poinsettias.The mass itself was simple and lasted for 30 minutes.the place was crowded and torists were all around during mass taking photos. Overall it was a healing experience
Written January 15, 2020
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314peter
Auckland Central, New Zealand278 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We attended the Sunday mass at the cathedral. The service was very touching and the choir made it special. The cathedral interior is very impressive with the lovely stained glass windows, statues and the feeling of peace and tranquility. There was a special exposition so we waited in queue for the adoration. We spent some time after mass to take in the beauty of this cathedral and get a sense of calm.
Written January 9, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
St Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, and there are many people of Irish descent in NYC. Saint Patrick's is a beautiful church, built in Gothic Revival style, which was popular in the late 19th century.. St Patrick's is the seat of the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Dolan; it also functions as a parish church. Five miilion people of many faiths and nationalities visit the Cathedral each year. It is on 5th Avenue, in Midtown. By the way, the gift shop is popular with those of faith seeking deveotional items.
Written May 29, 2020
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AnnMayTravelling
Baden-Württemberg, Germany443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
St. Patrick’s in my opinion is a must visit when in New York. I love the architecture of the building and the atmosphere the coloured windows create. There is the big main hall but also some small niches farther to the back what makes it a place to go explore a little bit. I’d recommend to take the time to visit this cathedral and not just walk past it while strolling up/down 5th Avenue.
Written February 27, 2020
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