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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
+1 212-662-2133
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This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
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+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You could probably fit all of St Patrick’s inside this canyon of architectural marvels. Seeing a concert here (I’ve seen numerous including more Paul Winter Solstice shows than I can remember) is an experience...a happening if you will. Acoustics are remarkable. And the church is...More

Thank rottentalkie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful cathedral on the upper westside a couple blocks from Columbia University. Take the optional vertical tour. For an hour you clamor around the columns, climbing 182 steps to the roof, but pausing along the way.

Thank mark m
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The largest Gothic cathedral in US. Looking at the scripture Peace Fountain, beautiful bay altar Windows, 55 fts tall choirs columns made of gray granite. Open till 6pm.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at 112th on the west side of Manhattan the Cathedral is off the beaten path for most tourists. I found the easiest, cheapest, and fastest way to get there was by the #1 subway on Broadway - 7th Avenue line from the Rector Street...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a sweet gothic style church, If your going to see a church in New York this one dwarfs them all. A must see if your check out churches.

Thank DrEavestrough
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

After many visits to NYC, I finally took time to visit St. John's. It is an inspiring place, not just for its architecture, art, and history, but also for its mission to be a place of worship for all faiths. We had a tour guide,...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sometimes it is difficult to decide how you feel about something. Here is a magnificent edifice with an admission charge that would not make me hesitate but it is a church! I can't help thinking that this is not what the Creator would want to...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A little off the beaten path but well worth the time to see. Don't miss the art in the garden next door.

Thank Rita E
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Short distance from north end of Central Park. This church is huge! and beautiful. Small admission fee ($10.00 / adult) was worth the fee. The architecture was magnificent. Take your time to see all the areas, chapels, art, etc. One can easily spend an hour...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Was a guest to a swanky party held in the church. It was packed with interesting art, guided tours and just an unbelievable experience inside this church. I highly recommend just popping your head into see the place. * **Art of note** They have a...More

Thank Rob A
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ladyinblack1964
4 October 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.
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Etsal
25 May 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.
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Judy M
1 April 2017|
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Response from Sharklaffs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, this is a very easy self-tour. In fact, tours take place even during services, so you're somewhat expected to be self-sufficient.
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