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.
New York City is an architecture fan’s dream, chock full of iconic buildings and stunning skyscrapers. Even the less design-inclined can appreciate and admire the beauty of the city’s buildings, from classic to modern. Among these visual landmarks, there are many beautiful churches in NYC that are architecturally stunning and definitely worth checking out.
Locals and visitors alike can appreciate the sense of calm that these churches can induce, with their high ceilings and stained glass windows. In addition to beautiful architecture, these churches have interesting histories, intricate paintings and sculpture, lovely gardens and grounds, and tours to take it all in. Some offer a unique setting for concerts and other events.
When you’re planning a tour around NYC — or if you’re just looking for some new spots to check out on a city stroll — check out these NYC churches. They are on par with some of the best museums in the city, and you’ll be blown away by their beauty and history.
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