St. Patrick's Cathedral

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Details
14 E 51st St (at 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-2261
Church, Historic Site
Hours
Mon–Sun: 7:00 AM–8:00 PM

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  • Work began in 1858 but was halted during the Civil War and resumed in 1865. It was completed in 1878 and dedicated on May 25, 1879. It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
  • Stop by and enjoy their Gothic architecture!
  • One of the most peaceful and serene places in NYC and a great place to take a break from shopping. The gothic architecture is, for a better word, heavenly.
  • light a candle. you don't have to be Catholic.
  • My gam and grandpa met here in 1941. National Catholic Community Center hosted events for the Catholic youth to meet. Gam was playing checkers. Grandpa saw her and said "I'm gonna marry that girl."
  • A simply beautiful cathedral!
  • Take a trip to this staid midtown chapel, where F. Scott Fitzgerald married his wife, Zelda. Unlike the over-the-top parties portrayed in The Great Gatsby, theirs was a small affair with only 8 guests
  • I always feel more peaceful after I leave.
  • Perhaps the most touristy church in the world. Be respectful please, folks.
  • On 2/25/12, I attended the mid-morning prayer here in celebration of Timothy Cardinal Dolan.
  • Lot of restoration going on
  • Breathtaking inside and out.
  • Roman Catholic Church designed in the Gothic Revival style. Used to be 51 niches along the exterior that each contained a statue. Only 2 of these statues remain along 5th Ave. More history here <LINK>
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest decorated Gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and seats 2200 people.
  • What is your favorite sound or noise in NYC? Kalyn Hemphill-Project Runway Model: "Church bells from the old cathedrals. I love Saint Patrick's Cathedral & all the beautiful churches along Fifth Ave."
  • Bring dollar bills so you have singles to leave for the $2 candle donation. Light a candle or say a prayer at your favorite saint. Go behind the altar to get to the chapel in back-so pretty!
  • Who remembers the stunt Opie and Anthony pulled at St Patty's.... OMG
  • Impressive architecture. But so dark inside. Light one candle.
  • Real candles to light... try to sit close to the alter, the sound system is at a comfortable volume... too soft for me
  • Holy cow! This place looks like a church