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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
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Reviewed today

The most jaw-droppingly beautiful cathedral, that you simply would not expect to find in the middle of New York, never mind just off 5th Avenue. Stunning and enormous!

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank trudiestottor
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We didn't go inside because of a lack of time on our part. From the outside, it is certainly impressive, though. Next time we visit, we would definitetly like to check out the interior.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank guppie9
Reviewed today

Cardinal Dolan conducted the mass and he is extremely charismatic and it was a very enjoyable experience! The choir was also beautiful, and the large pipe organ is spectacular.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Chris v
Reviewed yesterday

St Patrick's Cathedral is a must see no matter your faith. The beauty of the building, windows, statues, alters, it is awe-inspiring and so peaceful. This is a must add stop when visiting NYC.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Geri Z
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's interesting how this large place of worship feels so small amidst the Manhattan skyline. But it is very large and very beautiful. We actually witnessed an organ concerto which was spectacular.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 828marcush
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I popped in here and attended a mass, it was lovely. The Cathedral is huge. Nice experience. Plenty of candle stations and a nice shop for souvenirs.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LiamH128
Reviewed 2 days ago

Absolutely stunning cathedral.It was on my list to do and on the Rockefeller tour they took us near it. The size of it is breathtaking and the windows of the church are lush. very peaceful and glad I got to see it. definitely worth a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank steenieb2018
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our first time attending Mass at St. Patrick's while we were in NYC for the weekend. A beautiful cathedral enhanced a beautiful Mass by Cardinal Dolan.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank yellowbgt1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Take your time, walk around behind the alter. Notice the crypt where they keep the dead. You can time your visit with mass. They have very crowded masses at Christmas, have become events in NYC.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David O
Reviewed 4 days ago

So beautiful. They have finished their remodel and it is absolutely amazing. There was an organist the night we walked around. No fee to enter and so worth the visit.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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 and...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
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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