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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  • I didn't want to pay the 20 USD for the tour, but I visited the front of the building. It is very beautiful and well preserved. Highlight the front staircase.
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  • From the time of arrival to the time of leaving this was a wonderful trip. The tour also was wonderful, the gentleman from the church did a tour which was very interesting and full of information. A M...  more »
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  • I've always wanted to visit St John the Divine since high school. If you haven't been there, it's totally worth the trip uptown. The architecture is amazing. It's a combination of Gothic and Romanesque because the cathedral built in 2 different periods. We took the tour up to the roof and loved it. If you get claustrophobic or dizzy with heights stay on the ground floor. Also, you have to be healthy enough to make the climb up steep narrow steps. It was pretty high up there.. it's completely worth it.
  • BREATHTAKING. The most glorious cathedral I have ever set eyes on. The largest Episcopal/Anglican Cathedral in North America as well as the largest Stained Glass Rosette Window. So many spectacular details, countless stained glass windows, sculptures, and mini chapels. I spent 2 hours wandering, taking it all in and photographing so many beautiful things. An architectural and historical dream. DEFINITELY WORTH A VISIT and the $10 entrance fee! Not in the usual tourist area as it is in the Upper West side of Manhattan, off of the North West corner of Central Park. Highly recommended!
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