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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

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This cathedral, the world's largest, is entirely hand-crafted.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
Morningside Heights
+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We read the concert had been celebrated here for 39 years so it seemed to be a good choice. We arrived on time and took some seats as their was open seating. Only folding chairs as there are no pews. The concert was produced very...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bbbob84
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We have always enjoyed concerts and services at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in NYC. It is as beautiful as the ones in Europe!!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank donotenterdoc
Reviewed 15 November 2018 via mobile

We fortunately decided to pop into this stunning, beautiful and grand Cathedral when walking past it We was absolutely surprised by the Scale, Grandour and Architecture. The 125 year old Cathedral is a MUST to visit being The Largest Cathedral in the World: of over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank StephenS3055
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Even for a non-faith person like myself, this is an amazing place to visit. The sheer size and scope are incredible, and the stained glasswork is beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Folkchef
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I did the vertical tour recently with a few friends and I didn't really know what to expect. From the moment you walk into this church, you are in awe at the size and beauty of it all. Going through the vertical "layers" of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank guitardude9587
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Absolutely surprised by this massive cathedral. Not you typical Church. Still active, If you can catch an A cappella concert there you will not be disappointed. Beautiful history, stain glass and artwork. Check out the architecture and the history of it.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Doss G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a magical site in NYC. 13 acres of park and neo-gothic architecture in Manhattan that is open to the public for strolls, architectural tours, and relaxation. The cathedral is the largest in the New World and it is still unfinished. Upon entering it,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alawrencenyc
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

What a truly beautiful cathedral! The architectural detail and fantastic art work are awesome. An added treat is also hearing its majestic organ!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dawn H
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

I recently took the Vertical tour with my family and what a tour! Not only is the cathedral magnificent, but the tour guide was fantastic. The church is the fifth largest Christian church in the world and the vertical tour led us closer to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 627Tai
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Churches, for me, should be free to enter. St John’s is not. 10 dollars each they charge. Great architecture and stained glass windows though - which you can partially see without paying.

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 October 2018|
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Response from rottentalkie | Reviewed this property |
You can go to St. John in pretty casual clothes, even for services and holidays. I was at the Feast of St. Francis recently and many were wearing jeans (including me) and polo shirts (even some t shirts).
3 October 2017|
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Response from ivynyc | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to contact the church, but my recall is about 2 1/2-3 hours.
24 May 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.