St. Patrick's Cathedral
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- 98%History Buffs
- 97%Local Culture
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- 62%Budget Travelers
- 58%Luxury Travelers
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- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 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.Recommended for:
- St. Patrick's CathedralAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 3Aug 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.
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Aug 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.Recommended for:
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBackpackers+ 2May 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.
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodiesAdventure TravelersMar 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.Recommended for:
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Dec 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.
- St. Patrick's CathedralAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureStudentsBackpackersAdventure TravelersOct 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.Recommended for:
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Sep 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.Recommended for:
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- St. Patrick's CathedralCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Aug 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.Recommended for:
- St. Patrick's CathedralCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Aug 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.Recommended for:
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 2Jul 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.
- St. Patrick's CathedralMar 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.
- St. Patrick's CathedralMar 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.
- St. Patrick's CathedralMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsAdventure Travelers+ 2Dec 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.