This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue, is the largest Catholic cathedral in the Uni... More
St. Patrick's Cathedral
This massive cathedral, situated across from Rockefeller Center on Fifth Avenue, is the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States. With its two soaring 330-foot spires, St. Patrick's Cathedral is also one of the city's most spectacular architectural sights. Construction on the neo-gothic structure had started in 1850 and completed in 1878. Inside, it boasts a seating capacity of 2,500, numerous altars and stained glass windows, and a giant organ with over 7,300 pipes. Services are held throughout the day, and many New Yorkers stop in for a moment of serenity in their otherwise hectic lives.
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I have been to Manhattan five times now, and having heard of the famous St. Patrick's Cathedral in the past only from the TV series "Kojak" (way back when??), I felt compelled to see it. What an awesome experience that was - twice! Oh, the magnitude of the structure, the gorgeous architecture and decoration, the many, many burning candles and the open doors that are so inviting to anyone! All I can say is you'll want to linger there for a while because of the atmosphere that surrounds you with a sense of warmth and holiness, which would probably be quite a humbling experience for even a non-believer.