The huge Episcopal cathedral, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is still unfinished. The cathedral, begun in 1892 and first fully opened in 1941, provides guided and self-guided tours with opportunities to learn about its history, architecture, and spiritual offerings. Enter the cathedral through the great bronze doors, which were cast by Barbedienne (who also cast the Statue of Liberty). The doors, each 5.5 m (18 ft) high, are covered in 60 bas-relief scenes from the Bible. View the west facade's great rose window, which spans a diameter of 12.2 m (40 ft) and holds more than 10,000 glass pieces. The cathedral does not have a cloakroom, so you must wear or carry anything you bring with you. Check online for a worship service schedule. Arrange to visit Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and other attractions in New York City using our New York City online journey maker.
Create an itinerary including Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
Tours to Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine
$117 BOOK WITH VIATOR The New York Pass: 100+ Attractions including Empire State Building
Duration: 1 to 10 days
$284 BOOK WITH VIATOR New York Helicopter Tour: Ultimate Manhattan Sightseeing
Duration: 17 to 20 minutes
$71 BOOK WITH VIATOR The New York Sightseeing Flex Pass: Save Big on 100+ Attractions and Tours!
Duration: 30 days
$374 BOOK WITH VIATOR New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
Duration: 25 to 30 minutes
$160 BOOK WITH VIATOR Best of Manhattan Sightseeing Tour in New York City with Local Expert Guide
Duration: 6 hours
$100 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line See the Best of NYC: Small-Group Guided Tour Ticket
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine reviews
The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is amazingly huge and beautiful. In fact, it is the world's sixth-largest church by area at approximately 121,000 square feet. The High Altar and Great... more »
This is a perfect choice for low-budget tourism. You can get to this cathedral using the subway or a bicycle share, and for a small fee, you get to see truly amazing architecture. The indoor... more »
What a beautiful church I have ever seen. A must see place to go to when in NYC .It definite shows its history more »
I used to love coming here. I felt such calm and peace to sit and feel calm only to find now that you cannot even enter without paying a $10 fee. I CAN get in without paying the fee because I am “local” but having to defend and argue that fact kills any peace I used to feel by coming here. It was one of my favorite places to go in the city and this makes me very sad
Overall very beautiful and a wonderful experience. I would ask them to please, please, please make the sign for accessible entrances more visible. I visit once in awhile and when the event changed buildings I went through the whole “go around half the grounds” again this December, which in a wheelchair and the slight hill isn’t always the funnest, I was a little frustrated. However, overall a lovely place, though and I do appreciate the beauty of it so a few more signs would really help a girl, or guy, out.
One of the best attractions that are often overlooked by tourists. The architecture is amazing inside and out. It is 5th largest cathedral/church in the entire world and it is located close to the north west tip of Central Park. So you can just take a visit after exploring the Park. If you have time, do visit Cathedral during choir. It is amazing to hear them sing and it does add to that holy feeling that you get inside a church.
Amazing archectural features. Enormous. Well worth the visit and taking a tour to explore highlights, including outside. There was a fire in it this year so restoration is going on to clean the stone. It's very noisy and the altar area was closed. Perhaps wait until the work is done.
This is a historic place. Went on the Big Brown Bus tour with my mom about a week ago. It was great. Even for a life long New Yorker like myself, I found it interesting and fun.
Plan your trip to New York City
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Hidden gems in New York City
See all ›
Natural History Museum
American Museum of Natural History
Duration: 2h 30 minBuy tickets from $23 »
Side trips from New York City
See all ›
Nearby attractions in New York City
32 days in Endicott & New York City BY A USER FROM SPAIN Endicott New York City 35 days in New York City & Seattle BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND New York City Seattle 18 days in New York City BY A USER FROM THAILAND New York City 31 days in New York City & Toronto BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA New York City Toronto 46 days in New York City BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES City Brew Tours NYC Brooklyn Heights Promenade Federal Hall 15 days in New York City & Washington DC BY A USER FROM SWEDEN New York City Washington DC 46 days in New York City BY A USER FROM MONTENEGRO City Brew Tours NYC Brooklyn Heights Promenade Federal Hall 60 days in Asia, Europe, United States & South America BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA Daegu Hong Kong Paris 29 days in New York City BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS World Trade Center Station (PATH) St. Paul's Chapel The Oculus 28 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Anaheim Washington DC Norwalk 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA Grand Canyon National Park Washington DC New York City 16 days in Peshawar & New York City BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN Peshawar New York City
Are you the owner of this business?