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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“stained glass” (46 reviews)
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1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10025-1747
+1 212-662-2133
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I recommend you come here if you want to get away from the hussle and bussle of downtown NYC. I came here last week to get a little bit of piece and quiet from Broadway nearby. The spectacular artwork, and gargoyles next door offer solitude...More

Thank neil102
Reviewed 1 week ago

If they have their Halloween event - you have to go. Nothing else like it. It is not touristy. The tour of the facility and the basement was interesting - but not as interesting as the silent film event with accompanying organ music.

Thank J F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Vertical Tour and it was absolutely amazing! You must book in advance as it’s only conducted at certain times and days and the tour is limited to 20 people. You climb up a narrow spiral staircase up to about 3 different levels...More

Thank Ozhelms
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderfully eclectic concert by Paul Winter 38 years running. It included music, dance, drumming, singing, howling with the wolves as well as performers from around the world in celebration of the longest night of the year and the rising sun!! Mr Winter uses the entire...More

Thank russellm821
Reviewed 7 December 2017

You can see it from 2 blocks away and as you approach your jaw lowers and keeps going until it touches your chin. MASSIVE and ornate inside and out. Bronze sculpture childrens garden. DO NOT MISS THIS

Thank Randy D
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Would love to take a tour. Attended Crafts in the Cathedral which was very nice. Love the atmosphere of the place. It clearly needs some major love, but it's an interesting place and so glad to have had the chance to be there.

Thank BBBBTravel
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This massive church is always in the renovation process. It is a community hub, offering much in the realm of community service and social justice. You never know what you will encounter when you visit, from a crafts fair to a photography exhibit to a...More

1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The cathedral is gorgeous, huge, impressive. The view from Morningside Park was even better. But to visit you have to pay $10, I found it expensive and didn't like the fact that it was mandatory.

Thank ana carolina f
Reviewed 18 November 2017

You've got to make the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine a stop on your scheduled tour of New York sites. It doesn't matter if religion is your thing, its got lots going on for the community. Check its schedule and if there is...More

Thank Kate P
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

What a surprise to find the largest gothic cathedral in the world in Harlem ! It truly is colossal and filled with serenity and beauty. $10 entrance fee and we enjoyed our visit.

Thank highburychampion
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4 October 2017|
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Response from Ivy C | Reviewed this property |
You'll need to contact the church, but my recall is about 2 1/2-3 hours.
25 May 2017|
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Response from anthonysyd2016 | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1.5 hours - it's very elaborate.
Judy M
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.