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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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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed today

We attended the 11 am Sunday Episcopal service on June 19. We got there early enough to take in the sculptures and artwork, both permanent and temporary. We loved the tapestries, and the dancing animals bronze sculpture. The Episcopal service we attended was inspiring, the...More

Thank Sojourner727
Reviewed yesterday

The architecture is amazing. And I loved the garden with the children's sculptures. So relaxing and a nice place to relax for a bit.

Thank G B
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very large cathdral with interesting unique sculpting to pillars, beautiful artwork and some surprises. Worth a visit

Thank Ilove2holiday2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

St. John's Cathedral is simply awe inspiring. It is away from the hustle and bustle of Mid-Town so it becomes a purposeful trip, but one you will not be sorry you made. It can't be described in a few words as to its many different...More

Thank Gene63
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this visit on a Friday afternoon after cycling in Central Park, but I wish I'd done it in the earlier part of my holiday as I think I would have appreciated it more if I hadn't been so tired. A donation is asked...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not even aware of the size this cathedral, it is beautiful inside and has lots of interesting art inside it. You can hop off the tourist bus just outside it.

Thank NatBedenik
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first time I saw the Cathedral of St. John the Divine was at night and it was a dazzling divine sight! The beauty of the lit up church in the darkness of the night around it was awe inspiring. I have since been there...More

Thank JoyChristena
Reviewed 1 week ago

The world's largest Gothic Cathedral still under construction! It is space in which you will be awed. If the mighty organ is playing do yourself favor and lie on the floor on your back and feel the vibrations as you listen to the music! The...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stumbled upon this magnificent piece of architecture a night and wanted to go back and see it during the day a must see during the day the next time i visit

Thank Fabian W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were most disappointed that to get into a house of god there was an entrance fee. I was reminded of the story of the money changers in the temples. I know the scriptures say the in the House of God there are many rooms...More

Thank Graeme M
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How long does the 11am service last, on average?
25 May 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.
Judy M
Can we do everything on our own (i.e. climb to the top, tapestries, etc) without formal tours? There are only 4 of us. We plan to just self tour. Thanks
1 April 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.
thinking about going to the winter solstice, can buy seats AA or A? looks like the music in the middle, what seats are best?
22 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"