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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 yesterday via mobile

This cathedral is breathtaking inside. Amazing space, good welcome and such an interesting range of exhibitions and special events. I was slightly disappointed that the cathedral has gone the way of many by charging for entry, although you can still enter for free to worship...More

Thank Rachel105
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It is fascinating to watch a massive Gothic cathedral being built as the hustle and bustle of NYC coexists around it. Although not completely finished, it’s grandeur, it’s beauty, it’s significance are all breathtaking. It serves first and foremost as a community center, albeit with...More

Thank Elizabeth R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on Museum day. I have been in some monumental cathedrals. This one delivers on the goal of bringing you closer to god/heaven/up there. The lift, the height, it was awesome. The scuplture in honor of the firefighters is a beautiful, different statement piece....More

Thank DAuntDeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked the “Vertical Tour” and it was well worth it. Approximately 1.2 in length and it was fascinating. Ended up on the roof for a spectacular view of the city. Lots of steps so do not book if you can’t climb.

Thank jocelynd102
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there a few weeks ago. This was one of the stops on our Greyline sight seeing tour. The pics looked impressive so we shoes to get out and check it out. The cathedral had HUGE high ceilings .. looked gothic to me. Normally...More

Thank chattygirl7491
Reviewed 7 September 2018

If you are in the area around 110th street north of Central Park, you really should check this cathedral. The building is absolutely massive and although still under construction, there is plenty to take in. The pillars and art work are beautifully filled with carvings...More

Thank Malone2
Reviewed 4 September 2018

St John The Divine used to be a beautiful place of quiet contemplation and truly majestic- It has now become a tourist attraction like so many others in NY and all the spirituality has evaporated. How could a church in good conscience charge people $10.00...More

Thank EHFWashingtonDC
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

The Vertical Tour is nice. The tour guide was really interesting he talks about the architecture and history. Nice views, nothing espectacular. Be ready for the stairs, is a total of 200 steps aprox. Is only to do it once.

Thank Ginaadgz
Reviewed 18 July 2018

We did the vertical tour which is a very entertaining and interesting tour of the Cathedral. After meeting inside the entrance to the Cathedral, we were taken outside to explore and understand the creation of some of the statues which provided an insight into the...More

Thank Bond077
Reviewed 1 July 2018

So it is Sunday morning... you go to church. Being in NYC on the Upper West Side, we crossed theological boundaries & attended the 11AM service at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. We had visited the cathedral before to tour the building, but...More

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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.
24 May 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.