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Riverside Church

Riverside Drive at 120th Street, 91 Claremont Ave, New York City, NY
+1 212-870-6700
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This church has a bell tower with an observation deck offering terrific views.
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  • Very good51%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
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Riverside Drive at 120th Street, 91 Claremont Ave, New York City, NY
+1 212-870-6700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here after the Cathedral down the road where there was an entrance fee to get through the door. Here they were welcoming and the church was simply amazing. We lingered in the church for a good while to have some reflective time away...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We came here after visiting Grant's tomb. It was a Sunday and services were underway. A hostess kindly suggested that if we didn't want to join the service, we could ascend to the second floor and look down from above. This is an absolutely spectacular...More

Thank john23
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Set on Morningside Heights, this Riverside Church is most impressive with it's massive architectural facade designs as we as sky scraping height. Definitely worth a visit if you like old church designs and historical buildings!

Thank Jaycee K
Reviewed 2 January 2017

The church is free to enter. There is the worship area, with nice art of stained glass windows. And there is the Gethsemane Chapel, which is by the right of the entrance, outside of the main worship area. While it is not worth going out...More

Thank WalterHC
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

A beautiful church within walking distance from the subway. Walking through Harlem an up the hill to the church overlooking the Hudson River. Unable to take the elevator to the top as it's been closed for several years.

Thank Jørgen Joakim J
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I ventured in here for the first time, after visiting The General Grant Memorial (Grant's Tomb). This is a very beautiful and solemn church. Even if you don't "believe", the architecture alone is enough to make you stare in wonder. A cool trivia fact, Riverside...More

Reviewed 11 December 2016

We took a brief look at the exterior and interior of Riverside Church while taking a walk in Riverside Park. It is located across the street from Grant's Tomb. It is easy to find because it is the tallest church in the USA. John D....More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 9 December 2016

What's special about Riverside is that it's not only an amazing work for architecture and local craftsmanship, but it's also a building used by the community for a variety of cultural purposes.

Thank roxieontheroad
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The church prides itself as being progressive and inclusive, one of the few churches in the city actively supporting LGBT causes. The church exterior catches the eye with its stunning architecture, and the grand interior is just as stunning. There is a small gift shop...More

Thank gboi77
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you're up on the upper West Side visiting Columbia, Barnard, and Grant's Tomb, make sure that you include a visit to Riverside Church. This place is unbelievable. The architecture is, to me, far more impressive than St. Patrick's. Can you imagine what a bonus...More

Thank Steven N
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Paula T
Is it ever possible to go up in the bell tower?
6 April 2017|
Response from roxieontheroad | Reviewed this property |
There are free Sunday tours. However, the bell tower might be under renovation so check the church web site in advance. If you're part of a group, special tours can be scheduled for five or more people. The church is so... More