St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick's Cathedral
4.5
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of New York and the seat of its Archbishop. Built by contributions large and small, it remains emblematic of the ascendance of religious freedom in the New World. As such, this international landmark is a beacon of hope for those who share the Catholic faith and a source of inspiration to the more than five million visitors of every religious denomination welcomed here each year. St. Patrick’s Cathedral has stood strong, overlooking 5th Ave, since 1879. The vibrancy of its windows, the beauty of its music and the purpose of its charitable outreach call us to respond to our shared humanity. Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is a must see destination when visiting New York. Our tour has been crafted to capture the essence of the church. It addresses the rich history of the past and the incredible art and architecture that makes it one of a kind. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, narrates the tour with Monsignor Robert Ritchie.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Midtown
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
How to get there
  • 5th Ave / 53rd St • 3 min walk
  • 47–50 Sts – Rockefeller Center • 5 min walk
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  • AZ_Margie
    Mesa, Arizona91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Please close during Mass times
    I agree with other comments about sightseers entering during Mass. As Catholics we are taught to have full, active, conscious participation at Mass. This was challenged by the presence of sightseers walking up the outside aisles taking photos. To attend Mass in this beautiful sacred space is a true gift (that's why I gave an excellent rating), However, please allow us to enter fully into the Real Presence by closing during Mass times. Tourists will certainly understand and appreciate our reverence.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Gene K
    Salisbury, North Carolina1,219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Place to Visit
    Stopped at the Cathedral during a walking tour of New York City. First time that I had been inside. All are welcome to visit, even if a service is underway. I highly recommend spending some time there.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 9, 2023
  • Went To America
    London, United Kingdom376 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go Inside
    I’ve been to New York 5 times and this most recent time is the first time I’ve been inside St Patrick’s Cathedral and would now say you can’t walk past without going inside, even if it’s only for 5 minutes. It’s as spectacular on the inside as it looks from the outside, you can walk around and view the history of the building, light a candle for a loved one and there’s also a gift shop. It’s a welcome respite to the busy Fifth Avenue.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 11, 2023
  • jgbtravels
    Louisville, Kentucky4,409 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perhaps the most beautiful church in the country.
    Is there another church in the U.S. as beautiful as this? Perhaps not. It’s a majestic presence in New York and close to Rockefeller Center. As impressive as the outside is the inside is absolutely gorgeous. Of course it offers you a place to sit, relax and cool off in the hot summer. And for those who are religiously inclined a place to reflect pray and get closer to God. You feel humbled in the towering and massive structure. Do remember to be respectful of those who are attending mass as we are merely tourists in their house of worship.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 18, 2023
  • Lonnie G
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive
    The cathedral is breath-taking and impressive. A lot to see and so well preserved. I would have liked to have been able to read more about different aspects but understand this is still a functioning church. I thought they did well to allow tourism while still maintaining respect. A must see!
    Visited June 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • DLA
    31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must see! Breathtaking!
    St. Patrick's is almost always open to anyone that wishes to walk through. It is beautiful, like the cathedrals of Europe. The first time I visited I was overwhelmed by the beauty and presence of God. Every time I go to Manhattan, I make a point of seeing St. Pat's again.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Bryce S
    New Hope, Pennsylvania2,097 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great Church to visit
    I recently attended Saturday evening Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mass was excellent, however the Church is a sight to be seen too. The interior is awesome. The organ music is incredible. There is security in the rear of the Church, but it is very low key and tactful.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 6, 2023
  • reise3
    1,280 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Special
    Beautiful Gothic Revival cathedral - certainly a national treasure. It’s worth a visit whether you’re attending Mass, lighting a candle for a loved one, listening to the beautiful music, or taking in the magnificent sculptures and architecture. It’s truly special.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Julie1962Qatar
    Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom175 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite nice
    It’s free and quite pretty inside. I was in the area so decided to have a look. I’ve visited lots of beautiful churches in Italy and the Notre Dame so am a bit spoiled as nothing will compare to these but it is worth a visit if you like old churches
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 4, 2023
  • mjblue
    Vancouver, Canada69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience!
    Stumbled upon St. Patricks Cathedral upon our walk along 5th Ave. What a great institution. An immense presence in Manhattan. Fantastic architecture along with the stained glass windows and the huge pew / seating area. With the wife being Catholic made the visit much more meaningful.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 16, 2023
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john l
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Been there many times and always look forward to my return. The peaceful atmosphere adds to its beauty as does all the altars and statuary.
Written June 5, 2024
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TRACY M
Ocoee, TN325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Love to visit old cathedrals and churches. This is no exception, so beautiful and rich in history. I wish we had more time to spend inside but getting as much in as possible on 1st visit. We will plan a longer trip.
Written May 31, 2024
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BatchFam
Yukon, OK1,139 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A must see whether on a tour, driving by or walking around. It’s near Rockefeller center and tons of shopping. Go inside if you can!
Written May 31, 2024
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,401 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
St Patrick's Cathedral is the largest Catholic Church in New York City. St Patrick's is in the heart of New York. It has large congregations during holy days, such as Easter and Christmas. When the Cathedral was built in the mid-19th century, most of the diocese consisted of Irish people, for whom St Patrick was their patron saint. St Patrick's Cathedral is a holy center for the Catholic Church in the United States.
Written May 25, 2024
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Anna E
Towcester, UK338 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
I’m not a religious person but I like visiting cathedrals/ old churches as I find the architecture and history quite interesting. There’s almost always a quiet calm about them which offers respite from the craziness of a city!

St Patrick’s is free to enter and has a bag check which is quick and simple.

It’s a beautiful place inside and out and worth a visit.
Written May 19, 2024
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michelle c
Melbourne, Australia177 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Walking past and see the architecture and needed to go inside
Brought up a Catholic but no connection to church now
Felt very reverent on entering
Lit candles for the near and dear
Worth a walk through
Written May 15, 2024
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PattiandAndy
Northborough, MA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
A beautiful, iconic, must see NYC landmark. The architecture is just amazing. We didn't do a tour - just traveled at our own speed which was nice.
Written May 5, 2024
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lizakq
Naguabo1,618 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
It's a beautiful gothic church with stunning architecture. You should added to your list of things to see while visiting NYC.
Written April 27, 2024
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COGirl68
Johnstown, CO52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Truly beautiful church. Lit a couple of candles to honor and say prayers for my deceased in-laws. Thanks and glory be to God that this majestic building still stands in this bustling city.
Written April 19, 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
It’s the building with the “can’t miss” gothic architecture. The website mentions two famous people associated with the cathedral, Babe Ruth and Vince Lombardy, which I read in their respective biographies. However, I really thought I read something about LaGuardia being associated with it. I used my visit to light and say prayers at the prayer candle stations.
Written April 10, 2024
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