St Patrick’s Cathedral also known as ‘The Cathedral of St Patrick’ is a Roman Catholic cathedral in New York City, USA. The cathedral was built in the 19th century and opened in 1878, built to a Gothic Revival style from the idea of the architect James Renwick Jr. The cathedral has been expanded since with the imposing spirals added in 1888 and English stained glass windows added in the 20th century. The cathedral has been renovated a couple of times since its opening, most recently in 2012 at a cost of around 200 million dollars. The cathedral was made a National Landmark in 1976 and is considered the most visible symbol of Roman Catholicism in New York. The church’s exterior is matched by its interior with a stunning 7000 pipe organ and Tiffany designed altar.
The cathedral is situated on 5th Avenue and is across the road from the Rockefeller Center. To get to the cathedral take the M1, M3, M4 or M5 buses to 5th Avenue or take the B, D, F or M subway trains to the ‘5th Avenue’ stop.
Opening Times and Admission
You can visit and tour the cathedral, set tour times and guided tour times are placed on the website; donations of 5$ are welcomed for the tour. It is advised, no matter your religious beliefs to go attend a service at the magnificent cathedral.