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“beautiful building but better when construction done”

St. Patrick's Cathedral
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NYC Highlights Small-Group Tour
Ranked #16 of 1,098 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: 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.
Medicine Hat, Canada
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“beautiful building but better when construction done”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

As everyone has said, the building is great but lots and lots of scaffolding sohard to appreciate it all. You still get a view of what must be a very large undertaking when it was build and a big load of cash to renovate. Its beautful inside and likely outside but cant see it well. If i go back ever I would go again since didnt get the full view that day. You can see some stained glass the the big ceilings of a large church and some of the history even if its in state of renovations.

Visited April 2013
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East Meadow, New York
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“A great piece of history”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

A quick walk in/out and you'll see how splendid this is! Loved the architecture and the carvings, it is majestic, and this doesnt mean I'm of this faith to enjoy it.

Visited May 2012
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Montreal
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“Beautiful!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Make this one of your stops on your trip! Beautiful church! Lots of history to know about it and great to look at it!! A must stop when you visit New York City!!

Visited July 2012
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NY
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“so beautiful”
Reviewed April 7, 2013

a little hard to appreciate now that is under repair on the outside but just stunning, a lovely beautiful visit

Visited December 2012
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Roanoke, Louisiana, USA
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“Ecumental Service in a Cathedral”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

Attended Psalm Sunday amidst construction of the interior of the Cathedral, yet the sermon and music was superb and moving. Due to the construction the organ did not vibrate the room, yet the message is usually always encouraging and ecumenical except for the eucharist. A must see and experience to see such beauty and history, wonderful architecture and stain glass, very gothic.

Visited March 2013
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