AAA Editor Notes
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), Fifth Ave. at 50th St., is one of the largest churches in the United States, with a seating capacity of 2,400. The rose window is 26 feet across, and the pipe organ has more than 7,380 pipes. Twin spires 330 feet high grace the 14th-century Gothic-style structure. The foundations of the church were laid before the Civil War, but the church was not open until 14 years after the war ended.
Guided tours are available.