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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 yesterday

Even for a non-faith person like myself, this is an amazing place to visit. The sheer size and scope are incredible, and the stained glasswork is beautiful.

Thank Folkchef
Reviewed 3 days ago

I did the vertical tour recently with a few friends and I didn't really know what to expect. From the moment you walk into this church, you are in awe at the size and beauty of it all. Going through the vertical "layers" of the...More

Thank guitardude9587
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely surprised by this massive cathedral. Not you typical Church. Still active, If you can catch an A cappella concert there you will not be disappointed. Beautiful history, stain glass and artwork. Check out the architecture and the history of it.

Thank Doss G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a magical site in NYC. 13 acres of park and neo-gothic architecture in Manhattan that is open to the public for strolls, architectural tours, and relaxation. The cathedral is the largest in the New World and it is still unfinished. Upon entering it,...More

Thank alawrencenyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a truly beautiful cathedral! The architectural detail and fantastic art work are awesome. An added treat is also hearing its majestic organ!

Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took the Vertical tour with my family and what a tour! Not only is the cathedral magnificent, but the tour guide was fantastic. The church is the fifth largest Christian church in the world and the vertical tour led us closer to the...More

Thank 627Tai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Churches, for me, should be free to enter. St John’s is not. 10 dollars each they charge. Great architecture and stained glass windows though - which you can partially see without paying.

Thank OlderGuy1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An awesome Cathedral, takes your breath away. It was started centuries ago and is still under construction. This Cathedral could fit several smaller ones into its vast space. There are several chapels, sculptures and amazing exhibits here......so much history, you get a sense of being...More

Thank CSam2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This cathedral is breathtaking inside. Amazing space, good welcome and such an interesting range of exhibitions and special events. I was slightly disappointed that the cathedral has gone the way of many by charging for entry, although you can still enter for free to worship...More

Thank Rachel105
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is fascinating to watch a massive Gothic cathedral being built as the hustle and bustle of NYC coexists around it. Although not completely finished, it’s grandeur, it’s beauty, it’s significance are all breathtaking. It serves first and foremost as a community center, albeit with...More

Thank DrLiz
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October 10, 2018|
Response from rottentalkie | Reviewed this property |
You can go to St. John in pretty casual clothes, even for services and holidays. I was at the Feast of St. Francis recently and many were wearing jeans (including me) and polo shirts (even some t shirts).
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.