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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  • So it is Sunday morning... you go to church. Being in NYC on the Upper West Side, we crossed theological boundaries & attended the 11AM service at the Cathedral of St. John The Divine. We had visited ...  more »
  • Is one of the most famous Cathedrals in the Americas; Although still unfinished 70 0.11 MI long and high is and looks good between the powerful Manhattan skyscrapers. It is the seat of the Bishop of New York. Because still unfinished, one of its features is the perfect combination of different styles: neo-Gothic, Romanesque, Byzantine. Its bronze door is named "portal of heaven." Beautiful stained glass Windows. In Harlem, near Columbia University and alongside General Grant Memorial. We had the New York Pass but I think the ticket costs $14. Worth a visit
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  • I love visiting cathedrals, and have been to many around the world...for America Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine did not disappoint. It is one of the largest church buildings in the world. L...  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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