St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop. Built by contributions large and small, it remains emblematic of the ascendance of religious freedom in the New World. As such, this international landmark is a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith and a source of inspiration to the more than five million visitors of every religious denomination welcomed here each year. St. Patrick’s Cathedral has stood strong, overlooking 5th Ave, since 1879. The vibrancy of its windows, the beauty of its music and the purpose of its charitable outreach call us to respond to our shared humanity. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a must see destination when visiting New York. Our tour has been crafted to capture the essence of the church. It addresses the rich history of the past and the incredible art and architecture that makes it one of a kind. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, narrates the tour with Monsignor Robert Ritchie.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
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 affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 3 min walk
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 5 min walk
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  • Martha R
    5 contributions
    Beautiful, spiritual experience!
    The last time I was at the Cathedral there was a lot of restoration going on. Everything was beautiful. You really need to spend some time to see the architecture, the stained glass windows, and partake in Mass, it is very special. The choir was beautiful!
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 28, 2023
  • Melaney68
    Chesapeake Beach, Maryland9,613 contributions
    Well Organized Flow of Visitors
    The staff did a very good job of monitoring and welcoming visitors. Large bags were checked as we entered and it was fairly easy to then visit and take in the beauty of the church. Bathrooms were on site, but the line was long.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 19, 2023
  • Irish M
    1 contribution
    St. Patrick's Cathedral Tour with Randall
    I took a group tour of St. Patrick's on March 26, 2023 and it was fantastic! Randall was a very nice and attentive guide and was a wealth of knowledge regarding the building itself. The Cathedral was very active and services were being held and that only added to the experience. The structure is a monumental achievement in both structure and societal meaning. We were given so much information and the tour still could have continued a couple of more hours. Being in the crypt of the late Archbishops and Cardinals was a rather emotional experience. I highly recommend this tour for Catholics and non-Catholics alike. Anyone interested in the history of NYC would find this tour very informative.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 27, 2023
  • janice t
    2 contributions
    Enjoying St Patrick's Cathedral
    I enjoyed the guided tour very much. Randall Satin, our tour guide added so much information to the tour. I have been to St Patrick's many times, but my first tour. his friendly, upbeat personality just added to the enjoyment of the tour. I recommend taking the tour. it adds so much to the trip.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 27, 2023
  • Danc1952
    Selden, New York13 contributions
    VIP tour of St Patrick’s Cathedral
    We took a tour of St Patrick’s Cathedral yesterday. It was fantastic! Extremely informative, very interesting and flexible with answering all our questions. So much history, inspiring architecture, and stunning stained glass and sculptures. We would highly, highly recommend.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 14, 2023
  • Beanbag2013
    131 contributions
    Beautiful
    Beautiful, but far too busy. As a place of worship would it not be better to restrict tourists to times when services are not on? Was shocked to see people wandering about taking photos when people were trying to pray. We left as soon as the service started to give worshipers some space. Donations for lighting a candle should be what people can afford not $2.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 18, 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,419 contributions
    Beautiful Gothic Revival Architecture
    Beautiful church located on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan near Rockefeller Center. Worth a look inside if you are in this part of town. Open to the public. Donations are requested but not required. Completed in 1879, St Patrick's is the seat of the Archdiocese of New York City and is the largest Gothic Revival Catholic church in North America.
    Visited November 2022
    Written June 6, 2023
  • David S
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom1,722 contributions
    MAGNIFICENT
    Truly magnificent building both inside and out. My wife and I visited New York for two days as part of a larger cruise tour and really enjoyed the chance to visit this amazing religious site. Free to enter but donations are encouraged. While we where there a mass was ongoing and the opportunity to observe it close up was both touching and emotional. The cathedral is quite easy to find being Midtown just past Times Square and close to the Rockafeller Center.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 12, 2023
  • AZ_Margie
    Mesa, Arizona95 contributions
    Please close during Mass times
    I agree with other comments about sightseers entering during Mass. As Catholics we are taught to have full, active, conscious participation at Mass. This was challenged by the presence of sightseers walking up the outside aisles taking photos. To attend Mass in this beautiful sacred space is a true gift (that's why I gave an excellent rating), However, please allow us to enter fully into the Real Presence by closing during Mass times. Tourists will certainly understand and appreciate our reverence.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Gene K
    Salisbury, North Carolina1,261 contributions
    Excellent Place to Visit
    Stopped at the Cathedral during a walking tour of New York City. First time that I had been inside. All are welcome to visit, even if a service is underway. I highly recommend spending some time there.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
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Moxieone
Annapolis, MD26 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
Beautiful cathedral but was expecting a 90 minute tour with more access to special access behind the scenes areas. Tour only lasted 40 minutes and our group of six people on the tour could not go to many areas as there were events going on that Saturday afternoon. Recommend going during the week to get a more comprehensive tour. Also came back for Sunday mass and got to see Arch Bishop Timothy Dolan at no cost. Very lovely impressive cathedral with a lot of history.
Written February 18, 2024
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travelingal31
Kansas100 contributions
Feb 2024
Beautiful cathedral. There is a quiet chapel behind the alter, with a glass door. Wonderful place to sit quietly, since the church is always busy with people.
Written February 11, 2024
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Kelly F
North Attleboro, MA101 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
This was a well paced walk through the cathedral, guided by a seminarian who was incredibly well versed in the history of the cathedral. Since it was just the 3 of us, we could stop, ask questions, and share our observations together. We went into the crypt and onto the main alter and talked about several of the beautiful small alters that line both side walls. Anthony showed us pictures and drawings from the archives of the early days of the cathedral to give us some perspective compared to the surroundings today. Although we’ve been to the cathedral before, this gave us a wonderful new view of an iconic New York landmark.
Written February 4, 2024
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olivias33
Southampton, NY240 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
This church was still nicely decorated after Christmas. You can walk around the whole entire area, sit in the pews, light a candle or even take a tour of it.
Written January 3, 2024
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Michael F
1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
To walk through the cathedral is free of charge. Way too many people to adequately speak with someone to redeem your “self guided tour”.
Written December 30, 2023
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Love2travel19892
LaSalle, Canada803 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
St Patrick’s cathedral is a MUST to see while in NY. It is a 2 minute walk from the Rockefeller center and a true piece of history - absolutely beautiful.
You can walk in and look around at no cost or you can book a tour.
Our time was limited so we just walked in and looked around.
Very easy to find and walk through.
Written December 16, 2023
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Eva
Bothell, WA171 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Breathtaking…it literally took mine and my moms breath away. Absolutely stunning especially decorated for Christmas.

Even with the crowds, you could move through nicely and really appreciate the architecture and spiritual feeling.

A must, even for those not religious. Just simply appreciate the monument.
Written December 8, 2023
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Jack
Old Bethpage, NY803 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a must visit in NYC. The Cathedral is huge! Right along Fifth Avenue, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is gorgeous, and in my opinion, the best Cathedral in America. I could not recommend more.
Written December 6, 2023
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,466 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
I have walked, driven and run past the cathedral for decades, but never stopped to see the interior. Today was the day I took the time to go inside. It is a lovely structure outside and inside. If you are in the city--do not make my mistake!
There are many cathedral in Europe that are far better, but this is ours. However, the good news is that the pictures speak for themselves .
Written December 3, 2023
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Bohemian_me84
Calgary, Canada1,611 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
I come from Europe with many old church buildings around , traveling North America I have hard time to find that breath taking architecture … I am glad we step inside this one . It’s breath taking , entrance is free with donation or even with out donation , there is gift shop and you can light up a candle in intention of your choice . You can take photos with out flash .
Written December 2, 2023
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