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St. Patrick's Cathedral

5th Ave. between E. 50th and E. 51st Sts., Midtown East, New York, NY, 10022
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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Harold Smith-Franzen (@smithfranzen)
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    4 Aug 14, 2014

    Architecturally impressive -- even more so given how it contrasts against the surrounding modernity. A NYC icon. Currently undergoing massive renovations through December 2015.

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    Olivia Isenhart
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    5 Aug 09, 2014

    St. Patrick's Cathedral is magnificent. It makes you feel so small, in the same way oceans or mountains do. The architecture is intricate and powerful. This is a must see for anyone and everyone.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Rachel E.
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    3 Aug 02, 2014

    When I went the summer of 2014, it felt like 75% was under scaffolding, exterior and interior. I'm sure it's very impressive when you can see it, but right now is not the best time.

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    Stace
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    5 May 03, 2014

    A must stop landmark in NYC. It's been here since 1878 and opened in 1879. The interior is magnificent featuring stained glass, organs, a beautiful altar and art which makes it of high desire for weddings.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Sean Jackson
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    5 Mar 05, 2014

    Built in 1858 and opened in 1879 this is New Yorks most impressive cathedral. It's really spectacular inside. It is located just across from Rockefeller center on 5th ave. At the moment it is being renovated so there is limited visibility inside.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    4 Dec 31, 2013

    Amazing exterior architecture, and an even more impressive interior, yet this historical church doesn't seem at all out of place in the city.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
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    3 Dec 28, 2013

    The Catholic Cathedral for the city of New York! Stark juxtaposition of architectural styling from the sky scrapers around it.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Diane Austin
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    2 Dec 05, 2013

    This cathedral is undergoing an extensive 3-4 year renovation that, unless you are fascinated by scaffolding, you may be as disappointed by your visit as I was. Wait until 2015, and visit instead St Thomas Church a block down on the other side of the street.

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    Becky Mahan
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    4 Oct 28, 2013

    The architecture is impressive and worthy of a few paused stares; it is both a relief from the rectangular towers and skyscrapers that dot the rest of the metropolis, and an ironic change of scenery. You can attend mass if you'd like to, or simply walk around and marvel at the stained glass windows.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    5 Sep 21, 2013

    St. Patrick's is such an incongruous sight in midtown Manhattan. In a land of glass and steel skyscrapers and on a street known more for museums, fashion boutiques and the most expensive apartment buildings in the world, there's suddenly this beautiful Gothic cathedral. St. Patrick's is beautiful both inside and out. It has hosted some of the most famous funerals and memorials including those of RFK, Babe Ruth, Vince Lombardi and Andy Warhol.

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  • St. Patrick's CathedralPro 2014
    Kat Von B (Travelinggreek)
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    5 Aug 30, 2013

    The largest cathedral in the US is worth a visit!
    Visually, you will be in awe.
    You will feel like you are in Europe gazing at an architectural wonder.

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    Monica Suma
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    5 Aug 25, 2013

    One of New York's most celebrated landmarks, St Patrick's Cathedral is a neo-Gothic-style Roman Catholic cathedral church in midtown Manhattan. Completed in 1878, the cathedral was designed by James Renwick, Jr. in the Gothic Revival style. It's most pleasant to visit during Christmas time with daily masses and beautiful decorations all throughout. It's also fascinating to witness the cathedral's Gothic look placed between modern skyscrapers, located just across Rockefeller Center: it is then and there that it hits you how diverse and culturally rich New York City is. Free to enter.

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    Keane
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    5 Aug 06, 2013

    St. Patrick's Cathedral may be one of the most historic churches in America. With notable clientele visiting during its lifetime and a prime location directly next to Rockefeller Center, it's also Manhattan's most iconic cathedral.

    Guests are allowed to visit, and souvenirs (including Holy Water containers) are available in the gift shop. There is no charge for the Holy Water itself.

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  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Jordan Ryan
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    3 Jul 31, 2013

    It would have been nice if this wasn't under construction. As is, it was a nice place to step out of the heat and into the air conditioned quiet cathedral to rest my wary feet after walking around the city.

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  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Deborah Ingersoll
    5 Mar 31, 2013

    Absolutely gorgeous! Even though it is currently being refurbished,and the outside is covered in scaffolding, the inside makes up for it! Breathtaking in its beauty and architecture, it is a moving place for Catholics and non-Catholics to visit. The altars surrounding the church are beautiful, and the Creche at Christmas is very popular.

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  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
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    1 Mar 29, 2013

    As of this writing St. Patrick's Cathedral has been under construction for over 6 months. And the scaffolding has moved inside. You can't really see much of the beauty of this place nor the stained glass, inside or outside. The front altar is still viewable and beautiful but getting there is a chore because of all the scaffolding obstructing all the open areas that you have to walk through to get there! There does not seem to be any end in sight on this construction. Looks like a 5 year thing! Hopefully not! So for now not much to see.

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    Viviana Nieto Torres
    5 Jan 09, 2013

    You must visit the St. Patrick's Cathedral, is the most beautyful church I have ever seen and it's also so big. The lights at night makes it look so attractive and you just can't take your eyes of it.It's so lovely.

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  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Kevin Lu @sweatengine
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    5 Dec 05, 2012

    From a "Welcome Friends" sign found within: St. Patrick's Cathedral is not funded by the Vatican or the Archdiocese of New York, does not possess any endowment, and has a very small resident parish in corporate midtown Manhattan. An international sacred landmark and a National Historic Landmark, the Cathedral serves over 6,000,000 visitors each year.
    It's free to enter - $3.00 offering is encouraged.

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    Nicole Gauvin
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    4 Oct 10, 2012

    I've only ever visited as a tourist and sunny days are best so you can see the beauty of the stained glass windows.

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    worcsworks
    5 Sep 26, 2012

    Pretty amazing building in it's own right... The location though makes it stand out even more... It sits amonst 5th Avenues high rise steel & glass & opposite the art deco 'Rockefeller Center'...

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St. Patrick's Cathedral is Roman Catholic church in New York City’s Manhattan borough. It was completed in 1878, and at the time dominated the midtown area with its imposing silhouette. As the city grew up around it, large skyscrapers quickly dwarfed its Neo-Gothic spires, but the modern contrast makes the church all the more beautiful. It sits directly across the street from the famed Rockefeller Center, and is an important landmark in the city.

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