St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City

St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop. Built by contributions large and small, it remains emblematic of the ascendance of religious freedom in the New World. As such, this international landmark is a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith and a source of inspiration to the more than five million visitors of every religious denomination welcomed here each year. St. Patrick’s Cathedral has stood strong, overlooking 5th Ave, since 1879. The vibrancy of its windows, the beauty of its music and the purpose of its charitable outreach call us to respond to our shared humanity. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a must see destination when visiting New York. Our tour has been crafted to capture the essence of the church. It addresses the rich history of the past and the incredible art and architecture that makes it one of a kind. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, narrates the tour with Monsignor Robert Ritchie.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Admission tickets
from £81.02
All you need to step foot in the door.
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Plan your visit
The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 3 min walk
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 5 min walk
Best nearby
We rank these restaurants and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location.
Restaurants
10,000 within 5 kms
Attractions
1,588 within 10 kms
Popular mentions

4.5
15,049 reviews
Excellent
10,702
Very good
3,536
Average
690
Poor
83
Terrible
40

William S
Atlanta, GA90 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
I grew up in NJ and my dad worked in Rockefeller center for years. Took a newbie to the city with a bucket list which I was able to take care of.

One item was St. Patrick’s and I reserved the daily behind the scenes tour, don’t second guess doing this. I’ve been at the beautiful location on a number of occasions but getting into the inner workings is pretty awesome.

Randy is awesome and did a great job!

Do it.
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dawnie100
Shipley, UK247 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Gorgeous historic building in the middle of a liad of modern buildings. Lovely piece of architecture. A joy to walk past
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hokiefour
SW VA49 contributions
May 2022
Even my teenage sons were impressed by the magnificent grandeur of the cathedral. I loved the shrine to Mother Teresa. At the entrance, they remind men to remove their caps/hats. It is just overwhelmingly beautiful!
Written 16 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kalena36
Harrogate, UK60 contributions
Apr 2022
Even if you're not religious this is a must see Church. The side Chapels, the ceilings, the stained glass windows and the alter are all magnificent and well worth a visit. The only downside for me was the fact that even during a service, visitors are still allowed to enter the Church and mill around.
Written 12 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KatiBambina
New York City, NY6 contributions
May 2022
This church is so beautiful , I have never seen something like this before. Its peaceful and breathtaking,
Written 12 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

roadpeops
Massachusetts119 contributions
May 2022
Being in St Pat's is akin to viewing the grand cathedrals in Paris. And, like a lot of the Paris churches, it is touristy. So you can snap pictures all the livelong day, no matter what is happening inside. Last time I went, I got to witness a grand wedding!
Written 7 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LoveMyFamily6
Rhinelander, WI242 contributions
Apr 2022
We attended mass here on a Friday evening. This is an absolutely beautiful place. You can tour it for a fee if you aren't interested in attending mass.
Written 3 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

24lorraineS
Cary, NC611 contributions
May 2022
For the United States it’s a cathedral must see! It’s very impressive and inspiring! Regardless of denomination or religious beliefs, those who visit the cathedral should be inspired by the beauty and splendor of this outstanding architectural endeavor. Of course St. Peter’s in Rome is magnificent, but St. Patrick’s is worth the visit when you can’t travel abroad! It was not very crowded so you could appreciate the visit.
Written 3 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carolyn R
Edmonds, WA155 contributions
Apr 2022
We recently made a visit here during our trip to NYC. We visited on Good Friday, so the cathredal was especially lovely. Did not have time to take the tour, but would love to do so on a return visit. Important to remember that it's a classic NYC landmark, but it is also a real church. If you are a Catholic, you will be overcome by its' beauty and peacefulness. I can't even describe with words how beautiful it is. Despite all the tourists, you can still find a place to kneel, pray and reflect. Would love to attend mass here. What a treasure for the city and for the regular attendees. Gorgeous. PS If you are not religious, you can still appreciate the incredible architectural design and interior details. Incredible.
Written 26 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CMK79
Magherafelt, UK184 contributions
Apr 2022
Worth a visit if you're walking by this beautiful church. Beautiful architecture and some good information free at hand.
Written 26 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 8,830
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about St. Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Fri 09:00 - 14:00
  • Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Buy tickets in advance on Tripadvisor. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.

St. Patrick's Cathedral admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost £78.72, while a popular guided tour starts around £4.77 per person. See all 93 St. Patrick's Cathedral tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

St. Patrick's Cathedral can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 93 St. Patrick's Cathedral tickets and tours on Tripadvisor


Restaurants near St. Patrick's Cathedral: View all restaurants near St. Patrick's Cathedral on Tripadvisor