The temple is located in Manhattan and is the fourth largest Christian cathedral in the world. Refers to the Protestant church. The fundraising committee for construction in 1925 was headed by the future US president F. Roosevelt. The temple was opened in 1941, but construction continued anyway. The cathedral covers an area of two football fields and can simultaneously accommodate five thousand people.
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Discovering Cathedral of Saint John the Divine: A Divine Encounter
My recent visit to the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York was nothing short of extraordinary. This awe-inspiring architectural marvel offers a unique blend of history, sp.. Read more »irituality, and artistic beauty.
The cathedral's grandeur and intricate design captivate visitors from the moment they step inside. Don't miss the chance to explore its stunning nave, magnificent stained glass windows, and the world's largest rose window.
The cathedral's spiritual ambiance is palpable, providing a serene escape from the city's hustle and bustle. Attend a service or simply take a quiet moment for reflection in the chapels and gardens.
Experience the rich cultural offerings, from art exhibitions to music concerts, which often grace the cathedral. It's a testament to its role as a cultural hub within the city.
Indulge in the delightful treats at the Cathedral Café, offering a variety of delicious dishes. The cozy ambiance adds to the overall experience.
The cathedral actively engages with the community through outreach programs and events. Take the opportunity to learn about their positive impact.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine is more than just a historic landmark; it's a living testament to art, spirituality, and community. A visit here is an enriching and unforgettable experience that should not be missed when in New York City.
Magnificent structure. We went for the holiday crafts show. Also several times for Paul Winter Solstice concerts. There is no question it is a place worthy of your time to visit. While your there head across the street to The Hungarian Bakery. In my.. Read more » opinion home of the best strudel in NYC.
This is a must visit in NYC. The largest cathedral in the world depending on calculations. This is the past, the present and the future in the making. You learn about what it took to make this cathedral possible, the then new technologies used to bui.. Read more »ld the cathedral. How this Cathedral has evolved and where it’s heading. If you are interested in history and architecture you will enjoy a visit. We did the after hours vertical tour with The New York Adventure Club. We climbed to all the levels of the cathedral and finished on the roof with a beautiful and unique view of New York. Learn about how the dome was built in 15 weeks by the Spaniard, R Guastavino. I don’t want to give too much away. This a great date night event.
I highly recommend visiting, this is the first time I’ve seen such a church. The atmosphere is unearthly, such peace inside. I liked the exhibits on display. There was a little information missing inside about the church itself.
A must see for anyone that loves architecture! On par with the great cathedrals of Europe. St John the unfinished, as it is affectionately called, has a unique history of its construction and remains unfinished to this day. They do charge a small.. Read more » admission for those that are sightseeing(which is used to fund their outreach and mission projects), but well worth it. When I went on a Sunday afternoon there were hardly any visitors there, which made it all the more enjoyable. It’s a beautiful and awe inspiring place.
Otherworldly architecture, very peaceful, barely anyone other than staff in the building when I went. I couldn’t believe my eyes with all the amount of detail in every inch of this cathedral. Truly a special place, definitely visit if you&rsquo.. Read more »;re in the area looking to be amazed.
I enjoyed seeing the cathedral both inside and out even though I'm not religious in any way. The shere size of this church is really incredible and it's fascinating to walk around inside with all the beautiful murals and architecture. I.. Read more »9;d recommend buying tickets for the inside if you're interested in history and architecture.
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Grounds are beautiful and clean.
What's with this evil looking statue in the gardens?
Also, promoting Pride. Shocking.
Have to pay $10 to enter just to say a prayer.
Not what the Anglican Church is about.
Visited this place on a sunny and cloudy day. Amazing sculpture and architecture. Place is accessible either by walking and public transport.
An absolutely breathtaking place. Take the time to explore everything the church has to offer. The grounds are also worth the time to explore. There is a lot to see so take your time.
Beautiful grand cathedral! It's hard to appreciate the size of the building until you are inside it. Standing next to the columns reminded me of standing next to a giant tree. The architecture and stained glass throughout were incredible as was.. Read more » the artwork and carvings. I think there is a guided tour available but we just paid $5 each to walk through on our own. A large section is under renovation but there's still plenty to see.
From the outside beatiful building, but from the inside full of scaffolds as it is being repaired. But the chapels at the back are great. There is also unbearably hot inside. The staff who are mostly not wearing masks will make you wear one, which is.. Read more » strange.
Incredible - like a museum, with contributions from major artists and sculptors. It’s the largest non-Catholic church in the world and the sixth largest church period.
And there are these apocalyptic etchings from the 1980e showing the World T.. Read more »rade Center on the apocalypse. Seriously - Google it.
I stopped by here for a quick visit. The admission was $5 during the construction (although They have been having constructions for a while now). The church was large and majestic, it has caused a lot of arts displayed In the nave and other parts of .. Read more »the church. You can also peek to see the High altar (closed during construction), the different smaller chapels, baptismal fount, and the columbarium. They do provide PPE for those who don’t have any (mask was required in July 2022). There is a small gift shop as well. Eucharist daily (?) at noon ish. Other than that, be sure to visit the large statue outside the church in the park next door. Despite all the constructions and the mess, it is still a good place to reflect and relax. The rose window is just gorgeous.
Absolutely gorgeous. Though I'm not religious, I love gothic architecture and religious imagery so I frequent cathedrals any time I go on a trip anywhere. This was one of the most beautiful I'd ever seen. The tickets are $5.50 each so very .. Read more »much worth the cost. Give yourself about 45 minutes to really see everything and take it all in.
Johnathen “Johni” Sweeney
The Cathedral is so pretty and historical. It's so big and impressive. The self guided tour ($5) looked very good but I went in to pray (which is free) before I departed NYC. Loved all the stained glasses and gothic architecture. Old Episcopal C.. Read more »hurches can be so pretty and timeless.
World's largest cathedral which is truly something to see. A sacred space and architectural wonder. We took a behind the scenes tour (be sure to schedule prior to your visit as they aren't done on a regular basis) which was fascinating. T.. Read more »ook winding stone stairs to different levels of the structure. Able to see the stained glass and structural details up close. No charge to enter but around $20 for the behind the scenes tour.
Luz Eneida Jimenez Cardon
I had a incredible afternoon with my nephew.
This Cathedral is the most biggest in the World .Its Gothic details omg let's you with the mouth open ,its impressive outside and inside.
I couldn't believe that the more I saw the more will come.. Read more » to learn .
Inside fit over 6000 seated .
We just saw inside not outside .
Need another trip .
Its in Amsterdam NYC.
The history is impressive.
Stopped for a brief visit while chaperoning a high school choir of 100.
They arranged easy access for our large group & provided a beautiful large space for them to perform.
Renovations continue & not all areas are open for viewing.
Worth a v.. Read more »isit to see this impressive cathedral.
Juan M. Dominguez
TRAVELERS BE AWARE, packed with rude French students that show any respect, Staff is rude and unwilling to collaborate with you, they just want you to buy tags and ask money for God only knows what. Awful experience.
This is a must visit location. The roof top tour finishes on the roof with Central Park and NYC at your feet. It will never be finished. Their garden statue is built to show the creation of the universe. They keep peacocks on the property. If you hav.. Read more »e the chance attend mass here. The organ? One of the nicest sounding ones in the world. You can spend some time here looking at everything. The best mass is the Blessing of the Animals. One of the best gems this city has. Dan? Very talented Organist!!!!!
This Cathedral was amazing. From the beautiful stained glass windows,the architecture to the stone work, was absolutely aww inspiring. The history of the church is wonderful. I loved when way the sun came through the windows and made the stone look a.. Read more »s if water color paint had been poured on them the colors and hues was so beautiful.
Heads up they are doing some major construction due to water damage and the age of the place. Well worth seeing again.
Jon and Amanda Lewis
Truly a beautiful and sacred space. Well worth a visit! We arrived when there was a guide at the welcome desk and she showed us around the 7 chapels dedicated to different immigrant groups. They were all very lovely and thoughtfully designed. The sco.. Read more »pe of this cathedral is massive. It is one of the largest cathedrals in the world. It was built in stages so there are several architectural styles represented. They do have guided tours including one that takes you upstairs to the towers. We would highly recommend this beautiful place.
Fantastic space. Interesting tours. Wonderful variety of programs.
One thing to note; at the time of this writing, Google lists it as a Catholic cathedral. It is not. It is an Episcopal cathedral. The Catholic cathedral for NYC is St. Patrick'.. Read more »;s.
Beautiful cathedral and a great place for field trips for students/children. The tour guides are knowledgeable and engaging and there’s so much fascinating history in this giant building! Be sure to check out the grounds as well for interesting.. Read more » sculptures
Extraordinary place. So many great memories here over the years from the parade of ghouls, to visits with family, and the prayers offered up. Once my friend and I stumbled upon their community sing... I am worried about the water leaks and hope the p.. Read more »atrons are giving generously for repairs.
Beautiful cathedral. Lots of art/architecture to enjoy while exploring the interior. Beautiful stained glass and lots of informative plaques in the inside.
The Cathedral and grounds are deserving of a visit. And there's an albino peacock living in the Garden! The signage is excellent but the lighting is too dim. Architectually it's a gem...and immense!
Great architecture! This cathedral is huge, rocket high ceiling, very well maintained. We just visited and prayed. Mass schedule are posted once you enter.
Just to get the facts right, no it's not "the largest" but one of the largest churches in the world. And yes if they ever managed to finish it as planned, it might hold that title.
Its not that old or magnificent either. There are hun.. Read more »dreds of dazzling cathedrals in Europe that are centuries older than this and design, architecture, craftsmanship aside, their celiengs alone are a work of art but by US standards, its definitely all that so I have to give the credit where its due.
Besides it's not something you expect in a tourist centric city like New York. Its bit refreshing to see something other than steel and glass.
A very sobering experience. I loved visiting here right here in NYC. A lovely place to see. Its built beautifully and im glad we came.
It was beautiful! Very nice place to visit and take amazing photos of. Staff was attentive and friendly. The entrance fee was only 5.00, due to COVID. It was a beautiful place to see. Definitely a must see.
A beautiful building! Plan on taking some time when visiting. Take in all the detail of the artwork.
Free to come in and worship but they will hit you up for a $10 "donation" to walk around and explore. It is money well spent as I cannot im.. Read more »agine what it must cost to maintain this beautiful structure.
There is a maze of vestibule, painted ceilings, history lessons, inlaid flooring, beautiful stained glass windows as well as sculptures inside and out. You could spend hours exploring.
went there for work but otherwise is you're a tourist or from out of town check it out
A special place....
My review is solely based on the aesthetic of the cathedral because I haven’t attended a mass here, yet. With that said, though, I really enjoyed the cathedral. In a word... it’s massive. But, it’s also beautiful. It’s certain.. Read more »ly a sight to see when in upper Manhattan. I would love to come back and attend a service as soon as possible!
Just art and old school
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is the world's fourth largest cathedral, the world's largest Christian Church, also is the world's most beautiful church.
It close central park. This stone building start 1892, Coverd 121,000 squar.. Read more »e feet and 600 feet long, 177 feet high. Large as two American football fields.
When you go in, will be shocked by its wide. I have never see such a large church。
It should be one important view in NY, worth to see.
The largest church on Earth. One must go inside during the day when you can see the massive structure of this place. So many separate rooms on the side! Don't use your cell phones. The place is too huge. Take your digital camera.
The architecture of this church is amazing. It's actually multiple chapels inside this great cathedral
It's amazing the effort taken to build this. The stain glass windows are a sight to be seen. The colors and shades to create them. Is ou.. Read more »tstanding! It has a warm welcoming atmosphere when you enter. They have self tours and guides tours with a museum inside. Minor Construction still going inside but Fantastic place to visit!!
Wonderful landmark! I had a great tour about ANGELS and the guide is called Thomas, a very coop man with a mind full of great information that you will be jaw dropped! A space that congregates art, spirituality and peace - a must go place!