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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

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This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
Morningside Heights
+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area around 110th street north of Central Park, you really should check this cathedral. The building is absolutely massive and although still under construction, there is plenty to take in. The pillars and art work are beautifully filled with carvings...More

Thank Malone2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St John The Divine used to be a beautiful place of quiet contemplation and truly majestic- It has now become a tourist attraction like so many others in NY and all the spirituality has evaporated. How could a church in good conscience charge people $10.00...More

Thank EHFWashingtonDC
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The Vertical Tour is nice. The tour guide was really interesting he talks about the architecture and history. Nice views, nothing espectacular. Be ready for the stairs, is a total of 200 steps aprox. Is only to do it once.

Thank Ginaadgz
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We did the vertical tour which is a very entertaining and interesting tour of the Cathedral. After meeting inside the entrance to the Cathedral, we were taken outside to explore and understand the creation of some of the statues which provided an insight into the...More

Thank Bond077
Reviewed July 1, 2018

So it is Sunday morning... you go to church. Being in NYC on the Upper West Side, we crossed theological boundaries & attended the 11AM service at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. We had visited the cathedral before to tour the building, but...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I love visiting cathedrals, and have been to many around the world...for America Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine did not disappoint. It is one of the largest church buildings in the world. Located in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood and near Columbia University. Unfortunately...More

Thank Ann K
Reviewed June 24, 2018

I am not sure if there would have been a way to know this ahead of time, but on Wednesday, June 20, most of the cathedral and grounds were closed off because of a private event. Perhaps we could have done better research, so please...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed June 17, 2018

We had a special, really special experience in Saint john`s. We attended Paul winter`s concert at 4:30 am which celebrated sunrise at the height of summer--outstanding! a true spiritual experience. The cathedral is beautiful and impressive at any time.It is huge and stile as a...More

Thank Uriel1123
Reviewed June 13, 2018

A classical and historic chapel...a church with character and spiritual attraction. shared with others at a service. A place of peaceful repose and Historical significance.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We stopped by the Church to get some pics, since we were on our way to Columbia University. It was fairly quiet that day, so we managed to spend some quiet time.

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October 3, 2017|
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Response from Ivy C | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to contact the church, but my recall is about 2 1/2-3 hours.
May 24, 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.
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March 31, 2017|
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Response from Sharklaffs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is a very easy self-tour. In fact, tours take place even during services, so you're somewhat expected to be self-sufficient.