St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 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
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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.
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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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Greg Harris
Yonkers, NY1,327 contributions
Couples
The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a gorgeous catholic cathedral located in Midtown Manhattan of New York City and of the most visited churches in the world.

In November of 2021, I brought myself and my wife for a visit of this stunning historic attraction.

Designed by architect, James Renwich Jr, and completely built in 1879, the St. Patrick’s Cathedral
is considered the largest Gothic Revival cathedral in North America, and serves as the principal seat of the Archbishop Of New York.

What my wife and I most admired about the cathedral were it’s breathtaking high altar, beautifully designed
stained glass windows, it’s impressive giant size bronze doors and well-crafted sculptures, most notably, the Pieta, a statue of Mary holding Jesus Christ’s lifeless body after his removal from the cross.

During our self guided tour of the cathedral, my wife and I learned that it has served as the final resting place of highly influential clergyman and prominent humanitarians such as the venerable Pierre Touissaint.

The cathedral also has been featured in many films, television shows and hosted many wedding ceremonies and eulogies of well-known celebrities.

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is definitely one of the crown jewels of New York City and my wife and I definitely recommend a visit to this world renowned destination.
Written November 25, 2021
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Bryce S
New Hope, PA1,659 contributions
I stopped into St. Patrick’s on a recent visit to Manhattan. It’s a working Church and also a tourist attraction. There is uniformed staff on hand that looks into bags and briefcases on arrival for security reasons. They are friendly and polite. Access on the exterior is through a fenced walkway leading to the main door.

The Church is huge. They hold Mass several times a day. Obviously they are open to the general,public wanting to attend a service. The Church is magnificently maintained and in great condition.

It’s a great place to stop for a spiritual moment in Midtown Manhattan.
Written July 10, 2022
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Simply Sublime
Seattle, WA71 contributions
I don't know what the tickets are for as the cathedral itself is free. They do bag checks, but no metal detectors. I couldn't believe the architecture, the stained glass, the statues, everything. Nothing like that will ever be built in modern times. I went on Sunday after mass so it smelled like frankincense. There was a baptism going on in a private room and tons of people were in the pews. Right next to Rockefeller Center so great food options and other things to see before and after.
Written September 14, 2021
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Dawn S
3 contributions
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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matthewkrgn
Glasgow, UK83 contributions
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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MidwestKathM
Detroit, MI542 contributions
Wandering up Fifth Avenue, we stopped to visit St. Patrick's Cathedral. It had been many years since my last visit, but other than requiring masks be worn inside, it looked as impressive as always. At more than 160 years, this iconic Gothic Cathedral appears to be in remarkably good shape. The Bronze Baldachino, the Gothic columns, the Stained Glass windows, the Altars in tribute to various saints...enjoy them as you walk from the front along the side to behind the main altar and up the other side. Got a little treat as the organist was practicing while we were there. There is a gift shop for souvenirs.
Written November 1, 2021
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APrettyLittlePark
Suffolk, VA260 contributions
Cardinal Timothy Dolan is worth hearing regardless of your faith or lack of faith. The Cathedral is beautiful to visit any time of day. On Sundays there is a pop-up market a block over after the 10:15 service.
Written June 22, 2021
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kalena36
Harrogate, UK61 contributions
Even if you're not religious this is a must see Church. The side Chapels, the ceilings, the stained glass windows and the alter are all magnificent and well worth a visit. The only downside for me was the fact that even during a service, visitors are still allowed to enter the Church and mill around.
Written May 12, 2022
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560edwardv
Santa Fe, NM33 contributions
Family
One of our “non-negotiables” for visiting New York is going to the Cathedral. The gorgeous gothic architecture stands in such contrast to the buildings around it that it helps ensure a sense of awe when first seeing it.

Once inside, you can remain as long as you like amongst the statuary, parishioners, and other aspects that makes the cathedral iconic.

The con: between the security line to get in and a massive crush of people that never wanes, the cathedral can lose the sense of calm that most churches emanate.
Written January 8, 2020
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JillClardy
Redwood City, CA794 contributions
On our last day in NYC, we decided to walk from our hotel to St. Patrick's on a brisk winter day. The cathedral was filling up fast for the 9:00 mass, but we managed to find a pew about half way back from the altar. The choir and organ were quite nice and fill the vast space with a beautiful sound. Cardinal Dolan was saying Mass, and we found him pragmatic yet holy. In spite of the large congregation, mass was concluded in just one hour, and we had time to admire the beautiful architecture and altars in this wonderful cathedral. It's truly a New York treasure.
Written March 25, 2020
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St. Patrick's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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St. Patrick's Cathedral admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $99.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $5.00 per person. See all 86 St. Patrick's Cathedral tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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