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New York City, USA

Times Square Panorama. Photo Creative Commons License Pearl Vas.

As would be expected from its renowned cultural diversity and importance, New York City offers visitors a vast array of interesting religious places. It is home to the largest synagogue in the world, the largest cathedral in the world, multiple historic churches, and many other important sacred sites that serve its diverse population. Follow a link below to explore some of the most notable sacred sites and religious places of New York.


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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in New York City

  • Cathedral of St. John the Divine
    This Episcopal cathedral on the Upper West Side is the largest cathedral in the world, even though it is still incomplete. It is known for its strong interfaith tradition.
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral
    This is the largest Catholic cathedral in the United States. Strongly rooted in Irish Catholic heritage, it hosted many of the funerals for fallen police and firefighters after 9/11.
  • Temple Emanu-El
    Accommodating 2,500 worshippers, New York's Temple Emanu-El is the largest synagogue in the world. It also includes a small museum.
  • Trinity Church
    This Wall Street church features Neo-Gothic flying buttresses, stained-glass windows and ancient churchyard. It withstood 9/11 and appeared in the movie National Treasure.
  • Shrine of St. Elizabeth Seton
    This Catholic shrine is dedicated the first American-born saint, a former Episcopalian who was canonized in 1975.