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New York City's 11 Best Free Landmarks and Attractions


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St. Patrick's Cathedral is Free To Visit
St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City

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After over 20 years of construction, St. Patrick's Cathedral first opened its doors in May 1879. St. Patrick's Cathedral is the largest decorated Gothic-style Catholic Cathedral in the United States and seats 2200 people.

If you're visiting on your own, this printable floor plan of the Cathedral will help you orient yourself and identify many of the main features to look at when you visit. They also offer free public tours of the Cathedral on select days beginning at 10 a.m. and daily services are free and open to the public.

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