Must Visit Churches in Manhattan New York

8 MOST BEAUTIFUL CHURCHES IN NYC – Definitely Worth a Visit

New York City is full of divine and beautiful churches and all of them date back from the 17th and 18th century. Visiting these churches takes us back to that era through their intricate designs, gothic look and incredible architecture. Some of the beautiful churches are located in the main tourist area of Manhattan, which can be visited while exploring all the other main attractions of Manhattan. Out of the many, following are the 8 most beautiful Churches in NYC, definitely worth a visit.


The Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine
The Cathedral Church of St. John The Divine

This 5th largest church in the world, is a famous landmark of NYC. It is famous for its Gothic architecture, worth admiring. Unlike other churches, this church has an entry charge and also provide a tour guide for visiting the location. Although some parts of the church are still under construction, yet the grandness of the church and the garden outside is very interesting. It is a little far away from midtown and downtown, hence, reaching here requires that much of extra time.

  • Built: 1892
  • Location: 1047 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, United States
  • Timing: Mon to Sat: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ; Sunday: 12:30 PM to 02:30 PM
  • Entry: $10 for Individuals ; $8 for Groups (inclusive of a tour guide)


St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Patrick’s Cathedral

I am sure, everyone who visits New York, must have crossed this Church, at least once for sure. Situated at 5thAvenue, close to the Rockefeller Centre, amidst the luxurious buildings of Midtown lies this beautiful Cathedral Church. Its Neo-Gothic style of architecture and the replica of Michaelangelo’s Pieta is definitely worth a visit. This church can be easily covered, as it is on a very famous tourist location.

  • Built: 1878
  • Location: 5th  Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Timing: 7:00 AM to 8:30 PM
  • Entry: Free for All


8 Churches In Manhattan Definitely Worth A Visit
Trinity Church

Located in the Financial District of lower Manhattan, is this beautiful Church with a big historical story. The current Church is the 3rd Trinity Church as it has been destroyed twice earlier. The first Trinity Church, constructed in 1698 got destroyed in the Great New York City Fire in 1776. The second one destroyed due to severe snow fall around 1838. This Gothic Church also holds a burial site of Alexander Hamilton (one of the founders of United States) and his eldest son.

  • Built: 1839 to 1846
  • Location: 75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006, United States
  • Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry: Free for All


8 Churches In Manhattan Definitely Worth A Visit
St. Paul’s Chapel

This is the oldest surviving church of New York since 1766, situated in lower Manhattan. It was constructed initially as an extended Chapel of the nearby-situated Trinity Church. This small Chapel survived the Great New York City Fire and acted as a shelter home for refuge during the 9/11 attack of 2001. This historic Church is definitely worth a short visit. It can be easily covered along with a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, as it is just a 5 mins walk from there.

  • Built: 1766
  • Location: 209 Broadway, New York, NY 10007, United States
  • Timing: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry: Free for All


8 Churches In Manhattan Definitely Worth A Visit
Grace Church

In 1846, James Renwick Jr. designed this church, when he was only 23 years old. He later designed St Patrick’s Church in 1978. This Church may not be as big as St Patrick’s or St John the Divine, but its interior surpasses them specially its stained glass windows. This Church is very close to Union Square. If you are in this neighbourhood, don’t forget to give this church a short

  • Built: 1846
  • Location: 802 Broadway, New York, NY 10003, United States
  • Timing: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM
  • Entry: Free for All


St. Jean Baptiste Church
St. Jean Baptiste Church

Located at the Lexington Avenue of Upper East side, very close to Central Park and Metropolitan Museum of Art, is this parish Church, which is said to be one of the most beautiful churches of NYC. The interior of the church is really very artistic. One can always plan for a quick visit to this Church, when they are at the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

  • Built: 1913
  • Location: 184 E 76THSt, New York, NY 10021, United States
  • Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Entry: Free for All


St. Ignatius Loyola Church
St. Ignatius Loyola Church

This is another beautiful Church at the Upper East Side of Manhattan, very close to St. Jean Baptise Church, few blocks away from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This Church was Jacqueline Kennedy’s home Church. It is still the home church of many families of Upper East Side.

  • Built: 1895
  • Location: 980 Park Ave, New York, NY 10028, United States
  • Timing: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
  • Entry: Free for All


St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church
St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

This is a small church very close to 9/11 Memorial site at the Financial District of New York. Architecturally, it is built in Greek style with 6 pillars standing at the main entrance. A short visit to this Church can easily be planned while visiting 9/11 Memorial site.

  • Built: 1836 to 1840
  • Location: 22 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007, United States
  • Timing: 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Entry: Free for All
8 Most Beautiful Churches in NYC - Definitely Worth A Visit
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