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

The huge Episcopal cathedral, The Cathedral Church of St. John the DivineĀ 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 The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine and other attractions in New York City using our New York City online journey maker .
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  • Took the spectacular 'Vertical Tour' during Halloween weekend. The tour highlights the architecture and craftsmanship of the building and includes a journey up a very narrow winding staircase (close t...  more »
  • Being worked on f rom the outside and as you come up the hill the aspect is fantastic then as you go in the front is awesome, the height and windows very magnificent. $10 admission fee.  more »
  • I have been coming to this cathedral for well over 5 years now. I take care of an ederly gentleman who lives in the area. He loves the gardens and mostly the peacocks. Every so often the Cathedral wou...  more »
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  • I was working there the other day and this place is magnificent. The front of the church is amazing. It overwhelms you just looking at it. I took a couple pictures of it with my phone and i never take pictures very often. You have to see it to believe it. The inside is extravagant. Definitely checked this place out. You will be astonished.
  • While not a world class cathedral in my opinion, it is good for an American cathedral, but not even top notch for here. Big interior is full of animal sculptures, reflective of the famous blessings of the animals that take place here twice/year. Nice stain glass windows and some good woodwork. Be sure to go to the garden beside the cathedral to see the quirky Peace fountain.
  • Beautiful garden and nice playground for kids. Picnics here have been great. Looking forward to coming back. Nice cathedral too, if you like those types of things
  • A beautiful (and huge) church off the beaten tourist path, but if you like churches, this is worth the trip. As an added bonus, it's not overly crowded like some other noteworthy churches in the area.
  • Absolutely amazing! Pictures can not capture the beauty and pure grandeur of this place! IT'S A MUST SEE!!!

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