It’s not New York’s biggest cathedral (that honor would go to St. John the Divine), but St. Patrick’s is the city’s most famous and arguably it’s most beautiful. This bewitching neo-gothic structure makes for a nice architectural contrast with the Art Deco-clad Rockefeller Center across the street. Completed in 1879, the cathedral is one of the country’s most identifiable churches. Up to 2,200 people can fit inside and the interior has been packed to take part in requiem masses for notables such as Babe Ruth, Celia Cruz, Robert F. Kennedy, Joe DiMaggio, and Andy Warhol. Be sure to check out the Pieta, three times larger than Michelangelo’s version in the Vatican, and sculpted by Araldo Perugi, an immigrant from Carrara, Italy.
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- Nearest Train: E, F at Fifth Avenue