St Patrick’s Cathedral Official Audio Tour

Meeting Point

St. Patrick’s Cathedral (see map for directions)

2 hours (approx.)
Languages Offered In

Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish

Step into the beauty and history of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Marvel at its stunning architecture and immerse yourself in its rich heritage.


5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10022

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(212) 753 2261

Getting There

M1, M2, M3 southbound on 5th Ave and northbound on Madison Ave.
The subway station at 5th Avenue/53rd Street is a 5 minute walk from St. Patrick's Cathedral.
You can take a cab or drive down directly to the St. Patrick's Cathedral from anywhere in NYC.


5th Avenue, New York, New York, 10022

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral stands out as an architectural marvel and spiritual light in the heart of New York City’s busy streets. Nestled on Fifth Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, this Gothic Revival masterpiece symbolizes religion and history, enthralling tourists with its grandeur and rich embellishments.


Iconic Architecture and Spiritual Sanctuary in New York City

The cathedral was planned by famous architect James Renwick Jr. and built over a roughly 20-year period, from 1858 to 1879. Its massive spires rise to the sky, while the elaborate façade has complex carvings and beautiful stained glass windows depicting biblical themes.

Aside from its architectural grandeur, St. Patrick’s Cathedral has a particular place in the hearts of New Yorkers and visitors alike. It is the seat of the Archbishop of New York and remains a popular site for worshipers seeking refuge and introspection.


A Tapestry of History, Solace, and Majesty

The cathedral, steeped in centuries of rich history, witnesses the changes of time, having witnessed famous papal visits, somber presidential masses, and profound national mourning rituals.

Its tranquil interior beckons weary souls seeking respite from the relentless pace of urban life, providing a sanctuary where one can marvel at the intricate craftsmanship of its adorned altars, the solemn gaze of statues that appear to whisper tales of bygone eras, and the mesmerizing dance of candlelight casting ethereal shadows upon ancient walls.


A Beacon of Faith Amidst New York City’s Bustling Metropolis

St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a majestic icon in the bustling metropolis of New York City, stands as a timeless beacon of faith, resilience, and architectural splendor. Its towering spires pierce the sky, inviting all to witness its grandeur and bask in the tranquility within its sacred walls. Every detail, from its intricate stained glass windows to its ornate façade, whispers tales of a rich history and enduring devotion.

Here, amidst the hustle and bustle of urban life, one can find solace, inspiration, and a profound sense of spiritual enlightenment. Whether seeking respite from the chaos of the city streets or simply marveling at the magnificence of human craftsmanship, St. Patrick’s Cathedral offers a sanctuary for the soul—a place where the divine meets the tangible, and the eternal meets the fleeting.


  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral: NYC landmark, Gothic Revival gem.
  • Spiritual hub: Seat of the archbishop, a place for worship.
  • Renwick’s masterpiece: Intricate design, historical significance.
  • Cultural venue: Hosts events, concerts, and gatherings.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Monday – Friday: 7am, 12pm, 1pm

Saturday: 8am, 5:30pm

Sunday: 9am, 10:15am (with Choir) 4pm

Tickets are not required to attend masses at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, with several exceptions: Midnight Mass on December 25, Easter Sunday 10:15am, St. Patrick’s Day 8:30am and Columbus Day Mass.

All luggage and bags are subject to search by St. Patrick’s Cathedral security. You must keep your luggage and bags with you at all times. St. Patrick’s Cathedral will not store any luggage for guests and is not responsible for any damage to luggage or personal items.