Recognised as the center of Catholic life in the United States, St. Patrick's Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of New York with an active and vibrant parish. The Gothic Revival Roman Catholic cathedral is a National Landmark located across the street from Rockefeller Center.
The cornerstone was laid in 1858 with construction suspended until 1865 due to the Civil War. John Cardinal McCloskey, the first American Cardinal, opened the doors in 1879.
Each year over three million people visit St. Patrick's Cathedral to marvel at the beauty of its front towers and intricate stained glass windows crafted in Chartres, France modelled after the designs of its famous cathedral. The St. Michael alter and St. Louis alter were designed by Tiffany and Company with a third, the St. Elizabeth altar by Paolo Medici in Rome. A centerpiece of the artistic elements is the replica of Michelangelo's "Pieta," three times the size of the original.
St. Patrick's Cathedral is noted for its fine acoustics and houses two world famous organs installed in 1930 which still provide powerful accompaniment for church services. The Cathedral periodically hosts free concerts, the parish choir and guest artists. Visitors are also invited to join the congregation in mass celebrations held daily. Alternatively, between services, the building is open for self-guided tours. A gift shop is available at the rear of the Cathedral and benefit's the parish's charitable activities.
Facts For Your Visit
Official Website: St. Patrick's CathedralFee: No
Many tourist attractions are temporarily closed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Please verify any opening hours below with the attraction before visiting.
- Monday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Tuesday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Wednesday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Thursday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
- Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
- Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
460 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
Phone: (212) 753-2261
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Accommodations near St. Patrick's Cathedral:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|B, D, or F||47-50 Street / Rockefeller Center||5 minutes|
|E or M||5th Avenue / 53rd Street||3 minutes|
|1, C or E||50th Street||8 minutes|
|N, Q or R||49th Street||8 minutes|
|6||51st Street||9 minutes|
How to get to St. Patrick's Cathedral by Subway
Either take the B, D, of F train to 47-50 Street - Rockefeller Center, exit on West 49th Street and head east to 5th Avenue, or take the E or M train to 5th Avenue / 53rd Streetand walk south 3 blocks on 5th Avenue or take the 1, C or E train to 50th Street and walk east to 5th Avenue or take the N, Q or R train to 49th Street and walk east to 5th Avenue or take the 6 train to 51st Street and Lexington Avenue, head northwest on East 51st Street towards Lexington Avenue, turn left onto 5th Avenue.
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