St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota4,977 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Gothic Revival Architecture
    Beautiful church located on 5th Avenue in Midtown Manhattan near Rockefeller Center. Worth a look inside if you are in this part of town. Open to the public. Donations are requested but not required. Completed in 1879, St Patrick's is the seat of the Archdiocese of New York City and is the largest Gothic Revival Catholic church in North America.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 6 June 2023
  • David S
    Middlesbrough, United Kingdom2,311 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    MAGNIFICENT
    Truly magnificent building both inside and out. My wife and I visited New York for two days as part of a larger cruise tour and really enjoyed the chance to visit this amazing religious site. Free to enter but donations are encouraged. While we where there a mass was ongoing and the opportunity to observe it close up was both touching and emotional. The cathedral is quite easy to find being Midtown just past Times Square and close to the Rockafeller Center.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 June 2023
  • AZ_Margie
    Mesa, Arizona91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please close during Mass times
    I agree with other comments about sightseers entering during Mass. As Catholics we are taught to have full, active, conscious participation at Mass. This was challenged by the presence of sightseers walking up the outside aisles taking photos. To attend Mass in this beautiful sacred space is a true gift (that's why I gave an excellent rating), However, please allow us to enter fully into the Real Presence by closing during Mass times. Tourists will certainly understand and appreciate our reverence.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Gene K
    Salisbury, North Carolina1,225 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Place to Visit
    Stopped at the Cathedral during a walking tour of New York City. First time that I had been inside. All are welcome to visit, even if a service is underway. I highly recommend spending some time there.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 9 July 2023
  • Went To America
    London, United Kingdom376 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go Inside
    I’ve been to New York 5 times and this most recent time is the first time I’ve been inside St Patrick’s Cathedral and would now say you can’t walk past without going inside, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. It’s as spectacular on the inside as it looks from the outside, you can walk around and view the history of the building, light a candle for a loved one and there’s also a gift shop. It’s a welcome respite to the busy Fifth Avenue.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 July 2023
  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, Kentucky4,326 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, Pennsylvania2,093 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
    1,265 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
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Anna E
Towcester, UK339 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I’m not a religious person but I like visiting cathedrals/ old churches as I find the architecture and history quite interesting. There’s almost always a quiet calm about them which offers respite from the craziness of a city!

St Patrick’s is free to enter and has a bag check which is quick and simple.

It’s a beautiful place inside and out and worth a visit.
Written 19 May 2024
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michelle c
Melbourne, Australia133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Walking past and see the architecture and needed to go inside
Brought up a Catholic but no connection to church now
Felt very reverent on entering
Lit candles for the near and dear
Worth a walk through
Written 15 May 2024
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PattiandAndy
Northborough, MA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A beautiful, iconic, must see NYC landmark. The architecture is just amazing. We didn't do a tour - just traveled at our own speed which was nice.
Written 5 May 2024
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lizakq
Naguabo1,615 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
It's a beautiful gothic church with stunning architecture. You should added to your list of things to see while visiting NYC.
Written 27 April 2024
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COGirl68
Johnstown, CO52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Truly beautiful church. Lit a couple of candles to honor and say prayers for my deceased in-laws. Thanks and glory be to God that this majestic building still stands in this bustling city.
Written 19 April 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It’s the building with the “can’t miss” gothic architecture. The website mentions two famous people associated with the cathedral, Babe Ruth and Vince Lombardy, which I read in their respective biographies. However, I really thought I read something about LaGuardia being associated with it. I used my visit to light and say prayers at the prayer candle stations.
Written 10 April 2024
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charles s
140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
If you have never been to see this Cathedral it needs to be on your list of things to see. This is a stunning gothic style cathedral right in the heart of NYC. I found that no matter your religious affiliation you can enjoy the beauty and reverence of this building. you only ned about 30 mins to walk around the inside and can fit this between most other tourist activities.
Written 9 April 2024
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Megan D
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The Cathedral is breathtaking and glad we were able to walk around in areas not open to the public. But the guided tour was not informational - rather filled mostly with the tour guides own experiences with other tour groups and stories of her personal life. We were expecting a knowledge-packed tour, but instead had to constantly ask questions to get some answers. The self-guided tour would have been more of what we were looking for.
Written 7 April 2024
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J J
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Church is beautiful. Definitely a tourist spot, which is very distracting. The security guards are so uptight. The pews have a weird divider on either side of the cathedral and its impossible to get back to your seat. This one guard yelled at me and said, "stop doing that" (which is bad english because I only did it once and it wasn't a continuous action). I just stared at him and he walked away trying to act like a tough guy and said, "yeah I'm talking to you!". Is that even appropriate for in a church setting? I wish they would stop treating this place like a tourist trap and retain some sense of sanctity for people who want to pray.
Written 28 March 2024
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bhencey
Austin, TX58 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
For those who like to explore at their own pace, the TourPatron app was a fantastic way to experience the beauty and history of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Here's why:

Downloading the TourPatron app was a breeze. No need to hassle with tickets or wait in lines – just a few clicks and we were ready to start exploring.

The app's interface was user-friendly and intuitive. It was easy to follow the tour route and access information points throughout the cathedral.

Unlike a traditional guided tour, TourPatron allowed us to move through the cathedral at my own speed. We could linger at the areas that piqued our interest and soak in the atmosphere without feeling rushed.

The app provided insightful information about the cathedral's history, architecture, and significant features. It was the perfect balance of informative and concise, keeping me engaged without information overload.

The tour itself took roughly an hour, which was the perfect amount of time to explore the highlights of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

If you're looking for a convenient and informative way to explore St. Patrick's Cathedral at your own pace, the TourPatron app is a great option. It's easy to use, affordable, and allows you to experience the cathedral on your own terms.
Written 25 March 2024
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