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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three different approaches to visiting St. John’s, which is among the most beautiful churches in NYC: as a tourist, as a student of architecture and as a person of faith. To combine all three, go on St Francis Day (October 4) to participate...More

Thank EdgarCosset
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The worlds largest gothic cathedral does not disappoint. It is beautiful. Lots of great photo opportunities. The architecture is something to see. The choir sang here and the way the music carried was something to hear. Hopefully you can catch a performance while you are...More

Thank MrsLUVStravel
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go a little further uptown on the west side and visit this special cathedral… It’s absolutely beautiful inside… wonderful prayer programs… with music....At different times… It’s huge and it’s one of the biggest churches in America…

Thank Faye F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

St John the Divine is a revelation. The interior is huge and atmospheric. The high Anglican liturgy, stunning organ and choral music and the liberal loving message combine to make a wonderful experience

Thank Robin K
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 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 11 April 2018

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 10 April 2018 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.

Thank Raimund C
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

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

Thank I6962FQjamesl
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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 21 March 2018

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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ladyinblack1964
3 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
24 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
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.
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