St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 14:00
Thursday
09:00 - 14:00
Friday
09:00 - 14:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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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
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  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, Kentucky4,514 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perhaps the most beautiful church in the country.
    Is there another church in the U.S. as beautiful as this? Perhaps not. It’s a majestic presence in New York and close to Rockefeller Center. As impressive as the outside is the inside is absolutely gorgeous. Of course it offers you a place to sit, relax and cool off in the hot summer. And for those who are religiously inclined a place to reflect pray and get closer to God. You feel humbled in the towering and massive structure. Do remember to be respectful of those who are attending mass as we are merely tourists in their house of worship.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 July 2023
  • Lonnie G
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    The cathedral is breath-taking and impressive. A lot to see and so well preserved. I would have liked to have been able to read more about different aspects but understand this is still a functioning church. I thought they did well to allow tourism while still maintaining respect. A must see!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • DLA
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see! Breathtaking!
    St. Patrick's is almost always open to anyone that wishes to walk through. It is beautiful, like the cathedrals of Europe. The first time I visited I was overwhelmed by the beauty and presence of God. Every time I go to Manhattan, I make a point of seeing St. Pat's again.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Bryce S
    New Hope, Pennsylvania2,148 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great Church to visit
    I recently attended Saturday evening Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mass was excellent, however the Church is a sight to be seen too. The interior is awesome. The organ music is incredible. There is security in the rear of the Church, but it is very low key and tactful.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 August 2023
  • reise3
    1,292 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special
    Beautiful Gothic Revival cathedral - certainly a national treasure. It’s worth a visit whether you’re attending Mass, lighting a candle for a loved one, listening to the beautiful music, or taking in the magnificent sculptures and architecture. It’s truly special.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Julie1962Qatar
    Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom192 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite nice
    It’s free and quite pretty inside. I was in the area so decided to have a look. I’ve visited lots of beautiful churches in Italy and the Notre Dame so am a bit spoiled as nothing will compare to these but it is worth a visit if you like old churches
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 4 September 2023
  • mjblue
    Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!
    Stumbled upon St. Patricks Cathedral upon our walk along 5th Ave. What a great institution. An immense presence in Manhattan. Fantastic architecture along with the stained glass windows and the huge pew / seating area. With the wife being Catholic made the visit much more meaningful.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • m0ta17
    18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cathedral VIP tour is good! :D
    Beautiful place, iconic views, a must see! Took the VIP tour. Bit pricey but you get to go to the core of the Cathedral and take some incredible shots. Really like it and worth it!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Dimitris L
    Sydney, Australia49,718 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awe-inspiring
    St Patrick's is a large Cathedral and its Gothic architecture is awe-inspiring, as are most other cathedrals we have seen in Europe. It is a beautiful building and we were fortunate enough to go inside during mass. We only spent a few minutes inside but it was enough to appreciate the enormity and beauty of the place.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 September 2023
  • The Trusty Trip Gal!
    England, United Kingdom243 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great To See In Person!
    I always have seen this Cathedral in movies! We was on our way up to Central Park Zoo but we took another route so we would pass the Cathedral on the way by! It is a stunning building outside! I would of loved to have seen it inside but didn’t have time to get round to it! Would definitely go inside next time!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
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Kevin M
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
A truly breathtaking experience. We had the opportunity to celebrate Mass as well as sit in Eucharistic adoration in the Lady Chapel across a handful of visits during our time in the city. With it’s incredible marble architecture, side altars named after various saints, stained glass windows, and rich history, the cathedral has so much to offer.
Written 7 July 2024
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delagioventu
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,511 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Wonderful cathedral right on 5th avenue, a real haven of peace in a bustling city, we really enjpyed to be able to spend some moments here.
Written 6 July 2024
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sue j
Rugeley, UK576 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
A beautiful peaceful majestic building . Marred by rude impatient assistant in souvenir shop who was awful inthe way she communicated to us . Spoilt the whole experience
Written 5 July 2024
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Kisha C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Couples
I’ve been to NYC multiple times and was looking for unique things to do. St. Patrick’s Cathedral was not only unique but impressively beautiful and the self guided audio tour was filled with interesting facts about the history of the church. Just fascinating. They give you free headphones, adapter, and a map. Do yourself a favor and book this tour. For $20/person you can’t go wrong!
Written 5 July 2024
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JMagicfan
Orlando, FL220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Awe inspiring cathedral. I am not Catholic but was truly amazed and astonished at the beauty of this church. The days of such an ornate accomplishment in architecture and display of art will never return.
Written 4 July 2024
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Robin B
Phoenix, AZ1,426 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
We had been wanting to visit for a long time, but it seemed like it was either under renovation or closed for some event every time we were in New York. This is a beautiful, huge cathedral. We spent about 30 minutes strolling around. I think there is an audio tour, but I never saw the person manning the tour station the entire time I was there. This cathedral is very heavy on religion (more so than other churches and cathedrals), and seemed to be asking for donations every time I turned around. There were countless prayer candles for numerous saints throughout the church, kiosks for medals and commemorative coins, a small gift shop with more pricey medals, rosaries, etc., a holy water stand where you could bottle your own holy water and simply a credit card kiosk to swipe your card just to donate to the ongoing upkeep of the church. All this while being surrounded by priceless marble, gold relics, beautiful carved wood, stained glass windows, etc. It is worth a stop but I really didn’t connect in ways I have with other, smaller churches.
Written 20 June 2024
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,120 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
My wife and I visited NYC this past summer for our wedding anniversary. We walked by and admired St. Patrick’s Cathedral during our self guided walking tour of Midtown. It is beautiful architecturally. We didn’t take the time to go inside but just took several photos.
Written 19 June 2024
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john l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Been there many times and always look forward to my return. The peaceful atmosphere adds to its beauty as does all the altars and statuary.
Written 5 June 2024
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TRACY M
Ocoee, TN325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Love to visit old cathedrals and churches. This is no exception, so beautiful and rich in history. I wish we had more time to spend inside but getting as much in as possible on 1st visit. We will plan a longer trip.
Written 31 May 2024
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BatchFam
Yukon, OK1,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A must see whether on a tour, driving by or walking around. It’s near Rockefeller center and tons of shopping. Go inside if you can!
Written 31 May 2024
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