St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

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Explore the interior of St. Patrick's Cathedral to witness its altars designed by Tiffany & Co, colorful stained-glass windows, and impressive organs. Featuring 19th-century Gothic Revival construction, this landmark Roman Catholic church takes up a whole city block and can accommodate 2,200 people. The gallery organ has a glorious wood facade and contains 7,855 pipes. Visit the on-site gift shop for religious and spiritual items. such as rosaries, prayer cards, and books. Guided tours and audio tours are available. For St. Patrick's Cathedral and beyond, use our New York City vacation maker to get the most from your New York City vacation.
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  • We loved the catacomb tour in beautiful St. Patrick’s Basilica. The historical content was great, Mike did a great job! 
    We loved the catacomb tour in beautiful St. Patrick’s Basilica. The historical content was great, Mike did a great job!  more »
  • A Catholic cathedral in Midtown Manhattan. Beautiful example of architecture with stained glass representing scenes from Scripture, bronze doors, towers with spires, marble. Plan to spend about 30... 
    A Catholic cathedral in Midtown Manhattan. Beautiful example of architecture with stained glass representing scenes from Scripture, bronze doors, towers with spires, marble. Plan to spend about 30...  more »
  • I grew up in NJ and my dad worked in Rockefeller center for years. Took a newbie to the city with a bucket list which I was able to take care of. One item was St. Patrick’s and I reserved the daily....  more
    I grew up in NJ and my dad worked in Rockefeller center for years. Took a newbie to the city with a bucket list which I was able to take care of. One item was St. Patrick’s and I reserved the daily....  more »
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  • A true beauty in the heart of Manhattan. If you wish to spend an hour or two and around $10 (candle "donation" times 5 candles) then St Patrick's is an amazing choice. Pray, take pictures, relax, warm up. St. Patrick's is easily the #1 place I recommend people see in this area of Manhattan. Enjoyment is everywhere. The beauty, calmness and serenity that is experienced here is unmatched. Stop by, visit, "donate" a few dollars ($2 for a candle). If you can, donate a few more dollars, because what St. Patrick's offers and succeeds in doing so is provide a truly special and unique experience.
  • We had this as first place to visit in NYC, cathedral is very well maintained and you can witness history and fine piece of architecture right here. We booked the Audio tour which was super informative. I found it helpful to understand the belief and history of this place. Few places are meant for only prayers and camera is not allowed so just be careful to not disturb. You can lit a candle here as well. Tour will require 45 to 60 minutes. They offer tablets and headsets but I choose to my mobile. You can keep the app in phone and can use it again.
  • . How can any human being go wrong in God's Palace. . The local "Parish Church" for all of America is a perfect place for rest and reflections. Well situated on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and Fifieth Street. . Security screenings are discretely managed. Sundays and special occasions take this Edifice over the top. Nice Gift Shop in the Cathedral and still larger space on 51st Street near Madison Avenue. . As a native New Yorker it is really highly recommended you all visit, both travelers far and wide. From Alaska to Antarctica and everything in between, you all are welcomed with open arms and full hearts to a Shrine of Peaceful Good Will. . One other thing. The Cathedral can really pull out all the stops for our New York Police Department's Fallen Heroes. A Funeral in late January 2022 was both elegant and extremely well attended. The Cathedral could not hold the thousands upon thousands of Law Enforcement personnel and ordinary folks that wanted to attend and pay their respects. We stood in blustery cold weather with snow showers to witness this passage of time. A beautiful send-off.
  • Truly awe-inspiring. This is the first opportunity I've had to tour the cathedral. It's so beautiful with its soaring ceiling that seems to stretch to heaven. Take the time to walk the perimeter and see the detailed statues and reliefs. We lit a few votives for loves ones at one of the many candle stations. It was wonderful to see the people quietly touring the building intermixing with worshippers who knelt or sat in the pews. Everyone was respectful of each other. Quite refreshing to see right now. Please like this review if you found it helpful.
  • This church is absolutely beautiful. The architecture, the decorations, the statues, everything is just eye-catching. I love that they have about 7 masses Monday to Friday, 8 on Sundays, and 3 on Saturday (although the 2 afternoon ones count as Sunday mass). They offer tours, have bathrooms, a gift shop, an area with candles. There is also a variety of confession times Monday to Saturday (none on Sunday). When I attended I truly felt grateful, and had no problem following along or listening, because their microphones and loud speakers are up to date. This place is an absolute tourist trap though, but I can't complain. They are quite acceptable of cell phones, as you can take photos or videos, and with a QR reader you can find the history of the church, make a donation, or download the worship booklet for the mass; all you have to do is make sure to keep phones on silent and try not to disturb during the mass. In the end, I am sure God doesn't mind having people enter His house, whatever the purpose, because if at first it is only to look, sometimes they also stay to listen.

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