New York City is home to many churchs, but there are few that match the scale, majesty and splendor of St. Patrick's Cathedral. This land marked building is the center of the Roman Catholic Church's Archdiocese in New York City and since May 25, 1879, has been a grand place of worship for "America's" Parish.
St. Patrick's Cathedral is open to the public even when there are no services in progress. All are welcome to simply tour the building, and of course you can light a prayer candle or attend mass.
Preferably B, D, F, or Q to 47-50th Rockefeller Center Station (Sixth Avenue) and walk to 5th Avenue.
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The Bells - There are 19 bells located in the cathedral's north tower. No two are alike, and each is named after a saint. The largest weighs in at 6,608 lbs. Today the bells are controlled electronically and a keyboard is used to make their melodious sounds, but up until 1952, a bell ringer had to climb into the tower and make them sing.
The Crypt - All the archbishops who have served New York to date have been laid to rest in the cathedral's crypt.
The Organ - The organ has a total of 8600 pipes that are scattered throughout the cathedral and it can be played from two different locations.
Venue Visit on 9/19/2015 by Lainey