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The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, New York City

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The huge Episcopal cathedral, The Cathedral Church of St. 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. With our world travel planner, New York City attractions like The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Cathedral with many great details, Windows must be mentioned in particular. Strange to see a cathedral that is as welcoming to all visitors of all faiths. It is free to visit the Church, but they suggest even a donation of $ 10 pp.
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  • We were really lucky! Once a year on the feast of St. Francis (close to 4ottobre) is the famous animal blessing!!! Event truly unique. The Cathedral is really beautiful and great, said to be the largest in the world, but extremely impressive this ceremony where, besides dogs cats hamsters and more on arm to masters are blessed and paraded down the aisle even camels cows goats chickens peacocks ducks and all kinds of animal imaginable!!! Scenic worth. It's free, you just have to ask to get in line and say that you join the feature!
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  • This is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. It has a stunning Rose Window, and wonderful acoustics. I have seen concerts here, and also the Blessing of the Animals - when they open the ...  read more »
  • This cathedral is amazing in its awesome beauty. I was disappointed that I could not go inside unless it was Sunday. Jon Jafari of Jontron needs to open his cathedral doors more often and stop being so elitist. Papa Bless.
  • The Cathedral is immense. I wasn't expecting something this big in new York city. The windows give a colourful light in the church which is beautiful.
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  • It's like I walked straight into Paris's Notre Dame. It's massive, beautiful and very high ceilings. I'm not sure why they built something so out of the century, like this thing looked like it could have been made 700 years ago, but it looked very cool.
  • What a beautiful, spiritual place that fits right in with the nieghborhood. It is an integral part of the community in many ways, and hosts a wide variety events one might not associate with a Cathedral: it is modern and historic and the same time. The main entrance isn't wheelchair accessible, but there's a side entrance at Amsterdam between 111 and 112. They also have asssitive listening devices.
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