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The Church of St. Ignatius Loyola

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Majestic. Churches like this are meant to help anyone entering to get a sense of heaven given the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a small wedding in this beautiful church. It was just right for the number of people... read more

Reviewed 5 December 2017
Tricia A
Gold Coast, Australia
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3 weeks ago
5 Dec 2017
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980 Park Ave, New York City, NY 10028-0805
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+1 212-288-3588
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Reviewed 6 May 2015

This is a very large ornate romanesque Catholic Church on Park Avenue. It is not as famous as St. Patrick's Cathedral, but just as stunning. The church is mostly famous for the fact that Jackie Kennedy was baptized and eulogized here. The pipe organ is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Majestic. Churches like this are meant to help anyone entering to get a sense of heaven given the limitations of human senses. This church is irreplaceable in our time. For example the church is constructed of American, European, and African marbles, including pink Tennessee, red-veined...More

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We couldn’t get into the church because it was literally packed with guests. Overheard that you need to get there by 315pm next year. Very nice inside, went to midnight mass several years ago, easier time enjoying the mass. Merry Christmas

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Attended a small wedding in this beautiful church. It was just right for the number of people, filled up only half. It was winter time but church was well heated and comfortable. Loved all the adornments and the way it was built. If you are...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is a hidden treasure on the ues. Your must go to an organ recital or visit one of the concerts of sacred music in a sacred place. The awe inspiring sounds with great acoustics will make you shiver with the beauty here. I luckily...More

1  Thank Allansha
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This beautiful sanctuary is a musical holy land. Sunday morning mass has unforgettable organ and choir concerts. During the week you can pay for visiting musicians as well, on a full concert calendar.

1  Thank Sydele G
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This church is so beautiful! Definitely a hidden treasure to pop in if you're in the neighborhood. You won't be disappointed!

3  Thank carawasthere
Reviewed 25 October 2016

The inside of the church is rich, gothic,spiritual, moving and impressive. We were fortunate to be part of a wedding there. The priest was very warm and held a beautiful service. It was jaw dropping to watch my niece walk down that isle. Very beautiful....More

1  Thank angelaSouthport_Nc
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We have been privledged to live near this church. Which is the spiritual home to many important Catholics in Manhattan among them the Kennedy clan. And has been the scene of many weddings and funerals of these important people but more importantly is the spiritual...More

2  Thank Allansha
Reviewed 23 March 2016

St Ignatius is a few blocks from the Met, so it gets overlooked, especially with the underwhelming exterior. But true to Jesuit architecture, it's a magnificent Baroque work with an incredible organ, massive mosaics and murals, and intricate stained glass. Very well worth the detour.

3  Thank MrSaturn64
Reviewed 29 December 2015

What a wonderful mass. Wonderful Christmas music The church was as crowded as any church I have been too. It was a lovely mass and nice sermon. Music was excellent.

4  Thank Summersnuggles
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Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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