Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York City

The huge Episcopal cathedral, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine is still unfinished. The cathedral, begun in 1892 and first fully opened in 1941, provides guided and self-guided tours with opportunities to learn about its history, architecture, and spiritual offerings. Enter the cathedral through the great bronze doors, which were cast by Barbedienne (who also cast the Statue of Liberty). The doors, each 5.5 m (18 ft) high, are covered in 60 bas-relief scenes from the Bible. View the west facade's great rose window, which spans a diameter of 12.2 m (40 ft) and holds more than 10,000 glass pieces. The cathedral does not have a cloakroom, so you must wear or carry anything you bring with you. Check online for a worship service schedule. Arrange to visit Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and other attractions in New York City using our New York City online journey maker .
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  • This church was a nice finding on our trip to NYC. The place is beautiful and while there the orchestra and choir was rehearsing for a concert the next day and it was a nice treat.  more »
  • I went to the stained-glass window of the left and right of way through the passage in the center of the wide floor that can accommodate 3000 people-watching and high altar. I was surprised that Italy and France in such a majestic Cathedral in New York.
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  • St. John the Divine church is located in upper Manhattan. It sits one block away from Columbia University which has the oldest Library in NY. The church is a gotic wonder with gorgeous stained glass w...  more »
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  • A wonderful place which goes beyond a place of worship. It plays host to some special events such as a Halloween spectacular. It was my 'local' cathedral for a couple of years but as a non-religious venue, the best memories were made. Never to be forgotten!
  • BEAUTIFUL cathedral!!! The largest in the world, and one of NYC's hidden gems. Sightseeing visits are only $10 (student and senior discounts offered), and well worth it. There are also guided tours, some of which will take you all the way up to the roof!! The tour guides are so incredibly well-versed in the cathedral's amazing history, also a great value for the price. They frequently feature art installations and events, but they're also a functional church and have services every day, which are free to the public. Do not miss this place in your visit to NY!!
  • I've been here for the excellent tour in which they will tell you about the history of the cathedral and take you up the multiple stories. They tell you all about the arches, what is actually weight bearing and what is just for architectural flair. You will climb high enough to actually see the ceiling from above. And you can tour the grounds and see all the art and exhibits that surround the main hall. Definitely worth an afternoon of your time!
  • This Cathedral is of important historic precedence. Majestic inside and out. An architectural feat. Recently it went through major restoration. You can go there to meditate and reflect. It's magnificent architecture lends for fairytale weddings. For those of you interested in the meaning of the four horsemen, search this article: “A New York Apocalypse, Hidden in Plain Sight” Allison Meier October 8, 2013 And "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".
  • we came here for an easter service which was wonderful and got to sit up the very front and meet the bishop of new york. a very beautiful church.

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