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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

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Address: 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
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+1 212-662-2133
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.

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My daughters choir performed here - All I can say is that it was surreal - They sounded amazing. The church is so beautiful. Take the time to walk around the entire place.

Reviewed 4 days ago
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughters choir performed here - All I can say is that it was surreal - They sounded amazing. The church is so beautiful. Take the time to walk around the entire place.

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Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow what a place. So quiet and so spiritual in the chaos and madness that is New York City. So beautiful so huge. Apparently the Statue of Liberty without her base could fit in the transept and not touch the top. Now that is big. All the little chapels around the far end. each one unique and different. And the... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish we had taken a tour am still happy we stopped in. The architecture and stained glass windows are amazing.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Time this visit to take in a tour. We had a wonderful Swiss lady who gave us a great history of the Cathedral. It's bigger than St. Patrick's but unfinished.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a Sunday service there on Mother's Day - a choral Eucharist, which was very formal and solemn. Lots of incense and a beautiful choir - and they call this a 'protestant' church... Both the preacher and the celebrant were women priests, which I loved. The church is massive - according to google it's almost 50 percent larger than... More 

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new jersey
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fascinating and beautiful church. The vertical tour is not be missed. It's about an hour and it begins with some basics about the history and construction of the cathedral. Then the fun starts. You ascend to each level up narrow winding staircases and get to see the stain glass windows and arch structures up close. There is quite... More 

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Kings Park, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for the blessing of the bikes. The cathedral is impressive. We spent an hour after the ceremony just trying to see all there is to see in this totally amazing cathedral. So much history!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning architecture. Quirky sculptures. Unique stain glass windows that are based on modern themes. Amazing chapels. Enormous. America's answer to Westminster Abbey, complete with its American Poets Corner.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This church has a beautiful interior and is visually stunning. Nice spot to pop in for a visit and take some pictures.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In addition to being a beautiful architectural site, this cathedral is filled with unique pieces of art and displays. A memorial to NY firefighters has a special place along the side. Sections of the grounds were under construction when we visited. Very impressive!

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