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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.
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  • Average6%
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed yesterday

You have got to take the ride to the Upper West Side to see this cathedral. It is the largest cathedral in the world and it will amaze you from the outside and take your breath away on the inside. It is beautiful with a...More

Thank Joseph M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Over the years we visited many times, these days we like to combine visit to the Columbia University with a visit to the Cathedral. We had with us young relatives visiting from England and it was nice to experience it with someone who has not...More

2  Thank Wenovo
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge cathedral, apparently the Statue of Liberty would be lost in it it's so big. It's a beautiful building which we were to,d will never be finished.

Thank janeandandy1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to school right across the street at Columbia. This is a NYC gem you really don't want to miss. So beautiful. Who knows if they will ever finish working on it, but who cares. It is truly magnificent.

Thank elizabethkerrigan975
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is worth going in and seeing this beautiful cathedral rather you are catholic or not. It is sacred and worth seeing.

Thank STE067
Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside is beautiful. make sure to wander into the side rooms as there is almost always an art exhibit. The church's history is unique and there is a nice garden to stroll though. If you're lucky you may see some peacocks.

Thank 99ss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This and St. Patrick's are architectural wonders. The interiors are breathtaking and the exteriors are stunning as well.

1  Thank Tl D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about the Cathedral of St John the Divine is on a huge scale and the main impression that the visitor gets, especially from the interior, is of the vast size. When we visited there was an exhibition of a collection of Renaissance tapestries that...More

1  Thank John Q
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While not a world class cathedral in my opinion, it is good for an American cathedral, but not even top notch for here. Big interior is full of animal sculptures, reflective of the famous blessings of the animals that take place here twice/year. Nice stain...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently had the opportunity to visit The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. I love to visit churches of all denominations in different parts of the country both large and small. This Cathedral is massive, so large in fact, that it appeared rather empty....More

1  Thank Catsbic
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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.
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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"