One of New York’s most famous landmarks, this neo-Gothic-style Catholic cathedral draws thousands of tourists each year—it can seat 3,000 of them at once. Located directly across from Rockefeller Center, it was first built by in the 1800s as a replacement for Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Chinatown. Taking up an entire block, its notable design elements include a block’s work of Tuckahoe marble, a detailed rose window and a large sculpture of the Pietà.
Old New York is disappearing, especially our beautiful churches in NYC. However, the many of our hallowed, centuries-old churches and cathedrals still stand. Though a few no longer host regular services, their photogenic architecture rank right up there with some of our most extravagant museums. From midtown to the Financial District, these are the most gorgeous churches in NYC you need to visit. Some of them even host concerts and events. Praise! After gorging hard at our best restaurants and drinking your weight in liquor at the bar, do a church crawl to, y'know, repent for your sins.
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