- New Yorkers of all faiths adore the glorious Cathedral of St. John the Divine because of its joyous and welcoming spirituality. The world's largest Gothic Cathedral, this mammoth and beautiful structure is one of the finest examples of American stone work. Construction on the unfinished neo-gothic building began in 1892 and is expected to continue for decades to come. Inside features include a massive pipe organ, numerous stained glass windows and altars created by famous artists. A poet's corner (modeled after the one in Westminster Abbey) pays tribute to great figures of American literature. The annual blessing of the animals is held in October. Public tours are offered six days a week.
- © wcities.com 2013
Ask a local about Cathedral of St. John the DivineLocals have answered 112 questions about New York City.
Ask New York City Locals about Cathedral of St. John the Divine
- Recommended 2010
- visit website
- tel: +1 212 932 7347 / +1 212 316 7490
- send email
- 1047 Amersterdam Avenue
- (at 112th Street)
- New York, NY 10026
Upper West Side & Morningside Heights
- Cathedral Hours: M-Sa 7a-6p, Su 7a-7p, Call visitor center for details: M-F 9a-5p
- No Sweat