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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%
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to visit, is far from sightseeing places but worth it. Gardens and sculpture are fantastic and the architecture of the place is great. You must visit when in NYC.

Thank Leoncio E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful cathedral inside and out. What I was disappointed about, was that I thought it was a free attraction. When we entered, there was a ten dollar fee to go further than the entryway. I thought it would be like St Patrick's...More

Thank joaniemaria
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived and loved the look of the outside then went inside and paid our money to go in further. Different animal themes. Cute. Have to say the rest was a bit boring. We went behind the alter then all of a sudden we were...More

Thank nzwestie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful cathedral, fabulous stain glass windows, wonderful choir and a peaceful escape from the streets of NYC!

Thank Rachel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed my visit to the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine with its beautiful art and impressive architecture. I also enjoyed visiting the adjacent Peace Fountain. Persons interest in art, architecture, and church history should enjoy visiting this historic church.

Thank CJTravelerTexas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It didn't have a church feeling, to me it felt more like a museum. I actually was on the hop on hop off bus tour and really needed to use the restroom (too much coffee). We got off not knowing what to expect when walking...More

Thank Gaby M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Large but not truly a cathedral, because there is no cathedra here like the great cathedrals of Europe. (Because unlike those ancient architectural gems, this church is not a Catholic church). Step inside of St. Patrick's Cathedral and you will really feel the sacredness embedded...More

Thank Jofcopertino
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is probably one of the largest cathedrals in the US. It's quite massive. However, if you compare it to the European large cathedrals, it is missing the typical calm and serenity. It's a real church but why doesn't it feel like a real church?...More

1  Thank 898frank
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building just south of Central Park. We don't really feel like it is worth going inside the building, but beautiful to walk by.

Thank Kat C
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

This is one of the biggest church in the world. The construction started in 1892 but it is still not completed yet due to the lack of finance. The front facade is very grand and impressive. The interior is also very beautiful too. Many fine...More

Thank Phi S
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24 May 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.
Judy M
31 March 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.
21 November 2016|
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Response from 7Lisal | Reviewed this property |
whenever I have gone to a conert I always sit on the side with the single letter seats. So if I had a choice I would select "A"