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“Beautiful on the inside”

Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
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NYC Harlem and Gospel Tour by Bus
Ranked #49 of 1,098 things to do in New York City
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.
Jackson Heights, New York
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172 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Beautiful on the inside”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

The church is quite and not as crowded as St. Patrick's. A nice place to contemplate and get some respite.

Visited February 2013
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Nassau County, New York, United States
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Easy access... great food all around... don't forget to stop & eat at the V T Pizzeria & the Hungarian Pastry shop.

Visited July 2012
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“Take the vertical tour”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

This is a stunning cathedral (the biggest in the USA and the 5th biggest in the world). We visited over the Xmas period. There are daily "ground" tours but we took the vertical tour which is available twice a week. It allows you to climb the side of the church (inside via a spiral stone staircase) as well as both rooftops (inside and out). It's not for those that are claustraphobic or scared of heights but if you want to end your tour with great views of Manhattan then this is the one for you. I wish I could remember our tour guide's name - he was great and all tour guides are volunteers. There is a charge for tours with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of the church. I remember reading on TP that ther is a charge to enter the church - THERE IS NOT, there is a suggested donation and you choose whether to follow this. Neither my partner nor I are religious but both of us found the church and the tour amazing especially having access to areas most people wouldn't normally be able to as well as details being shown to us that we would have easily missed such as a picture of a tv in the communications themed window and where Philippe Petit the hire wire artist (who did the tight rope walk between the twin towers) is an artist in residence and served his community service here. It is on 112th Street and Morningside Park is a couple of blocks away so you could spend the entire day in this area, I will definitely visit here next time I'm in NYC.

Visited December 2012
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North Bergen, NJ
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“MAJESTIC”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

Magnificent Cathedral - great archictecture and gives you a very special feeling - have to re visit very soon.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Sacred Site”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

Religious or not, this cathedral is worth seeing. There's so much to see from the gorgeous stained glass windows to the satellite chapels to the marble carvings. And did I say it's huge?

Visited January 2013
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