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St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Enormous 13th-century-style Gothic church on Madison Avenue, with a seating capacity of 2,200, rose window reaching 26 feet across, pipe organ with more than 7,380 pipes and the graceful twin spires that reach 330 feet into the sky.
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460 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6863
+1 212-753-2261
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Reviewed yesterday

To actually walk in this cathedral that we have seen numerous times on TV for major events in New York was to find a lovely place of worship. Since it's recent renovation, the white sculptures just shine through the church. Be sure to sit and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a bright “modern” cathedral with 10 story boards around its cardinals that explains its history. There is also the story of the crucifixion in carver plaques on the side walls - not unique but nicely done. The story of the ground heat pump...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always try and visit St Patrick’s at Christmas. Magnificent structure worth the visit. Being a Catholic its a must.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JVRyan
Reviewed yesterday

Pretty catherdral on fifth avenue. I would avoid visiitng on Sundays unless you are planning on attending a service. It is weird to have in the middle of fifth avenue with all the big shops - for example it is next to Saks and oppoiste...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

In the city for shopping, and seeing the sites. Stopped for a drink at a hotel Athenee, hot chocolate in Bryant Park, and a prayer in St Patrick’s. Catches your breath! Litght a candle, make a donation and count your blessings.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 711LoveNY
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walking down busy 5th Ave make a stop at this majestic, magical cathedral!! Beautiful architecture towering proud and tall next to all the modern high-rises. So serene and peaceful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Petra263PA
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nativity Was nice and architecture is beautiful. I recommend it at night to warm up after Rockefeller Christmas tree

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jenkatja
Reviewed 2 days ago

this is another Must see place when in NYC. The church is grand both the architecture and size. Take some time and walk around the inside perimeter, light candles or if you plan it well, attend a mass. It's a great experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Subourd
Reviewed 3 days ago

We visit the Cathedral every year in December and attend mass. The Cathedral is beautiful with many saints on the side altars. New addition this year was the flat screen tvs on the side of every pillar which allows u to see the priest performing...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank paulski44
Reviewed 3 days ago

The gothic style of Saint Patrick's makes it one of the most beautiful cathedrals I have ever been fortunate enough to visit. It is an enormous, breathtakingly beautiful presence in the heart of the city, and as a Catholic it is unmissable. I would encourage...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Yolanda S
August 18, 2018|
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Response from absc | Reviewed this property |
We attended 9am mass last Sunday. Just turn up. It was busy, but there's more than enough room for everyone!
August 11, 2018|
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Response from Ann N | Reviewed this property |
never took a guided our but I never went during times of MASS or ceremonies; dressed appropriately, no cigs, visited quietly& respectfully; just saying!
July 22, 2018|
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Response from 08Nic008 | Reviewed this property |
I think it takes place at the end of APRIL and is called HardHat Mass. Please call the cathedral for further details or visit their website. T: 212.753.2261