Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York, New York

Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York, New York

New York is often defined by the word skyscraper. But this city also offers a beautiful collection of religious buildings. Each of these buildings feature spectacular architecture and design. Take this walking tour to explore the most famous religious buildings in New York.
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Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings Walking Tour, New York
Guide Location: USA » New York (See other walking tours in New York)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.7 km
Author: doris
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Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

1) Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine

The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York is the seat of the Episcopal Bishop of New York. It is one of the largest protestant cathedrals in the world.

In 1888, the protestant Episcopal Bishop of New York, Henry Codman Potter, proposed that a cathedral be built that would rival the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral in architecture and ornamentation. The Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum sold the property to the diocese for the purpose of building the...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (Evangelismos)

2) Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (Evangelismos)

The Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation is located in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The building was previously a Presbyterian church that was purchased by the old and vibrant Greek Orthodox community in New York City.

The Annunciation Greek Orthodox church was established in New York in 1892. It served the immigrant population who sailed to American shores from their native Greece. The parishioners are the oldest Hellenic American communities in New York. Over the years the church...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

3) Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church

The unique architecture of this church was inspired by the Hagia Sophia, the church of the Eastern Christians in Constantinople, now Istanbul. The parish that dates back to 1898 recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.

Work began for the construction of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in 1900 under the supervision of Father Michael J. Considine. It took two years for the parish to purchase surrounding property to build the magnificent church it is today. Father Considine wanted to...   view more
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First Baptist Church

4) First Baptist Church

The First Baptist Church in the City of New York is a Christian congregation based in a sanctuary built in 1891 at the intersection of Broadway and West 79th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York. FBC is a conservative, independent, evangelistic, mission-oriented church in fellowship with the General Association of Regular Baptist Churches, based in Schaumburg, Illinois. The FBC building was designed by George M. Keister, who also planned the Apollo Theater. A...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Temple Emanu-el

5) Temple Emanu-el

One of the most beautiful synagogues in the world, the Temple Emnu-el is also one of the largest Jewish houses of worship. It is located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and serves the large and growing Jewish population of New York City.

At first, the Reform Jewish Emanu-el congregation consisting of German Jews worshiped in a temple on 42nd street in Manhattan. The temple became too small for accommodating the increasing number of worshipers. The location was also unsuitable because of...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Saint Thomas Church

6) Saint Thomas Church

The Saint Thomas Church is an Episcopal parish church located in the heart of New York City. It is one of the few churches where the old Anglican choral tradition is still preserved.

The congregation of Saint Thomas Church worshiped in three buildings before the present structure was built. The church was raised between 1911 and 1916. Architects, Ralph Adams Cram and Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue designed the building in high Gothic style. It has plain limestone exteriors and sandstone...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Patrick's Cathedral

7) St. Patrick's Cathedral (must see)

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. It is located directly opposite the Rockefeller Center and has over 3 million visitors every year.

The St. Patrick’s Cathedral is built of brick covered with white marble. The stones were quarried in New York and Massachusetts. It is the largest Gothic style church in the country. The present structure replaced an old St. Patrick’s Cathedral that is now used as a parish church. The...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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St. Malachy's Church

8) St. Malachy's Church

The St. Malachy’s Church is better known in New York City as the Actor’s church. The theater district moved into the area in the year it was built and it became the place of worship of several well known actors and dancers till the 1960s.

The St. Malachy’s Catholic Church was built in 1920 based on the plans of well known ecclesiastical architect, Thomas J, Duff. An Actor’s Chapel was built under the main church where members of the theatrical community worshiped. It was also the...   view more
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Holy Cross Church

9) Holy Cross Church

The Holy Cross Church is a Roman Catholic Church serving the Holy Cross Parish. Since its dedication, the church has worked with the government and community to improve the life and condition of the people living in the neighborhood.

Henry Engelbert designed the present building that houses the Holy Cross Church. It has an Italianate Gothic style with a red brick façade and two towers. The interiors show a combination of Georgian, classical, Romanesque and Byzantine styles. The nine stained...   view more

Walking Tours in New York, New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Create Your Own Walk in New York

Creating your own self-guided walk in New York is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave New York without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to New York, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 2

Souvenir Shopping Part 2

It would be a pity to leave New York without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to New York, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.7 km
Downtown NYC Nightlife

Downtown NYC Nightlife

No matter what nightlife style you have, New York City has them all. Nightlife in this city is much more a state of mind than anything else, and there are bars and restaurants open at any hour of the day. Here you can find swanky lounges, high octane dance clubs, sophisticated piano bars, old-fashioned Irish pubs and much more. Take this walking tour to experience the amazing New York's Lower Manhattan nightlife.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.1 km
Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan

Orientation Tour in New York City's Midtown Manhattan

Midtown Manhattan is the largest commercial, entertainment, and media center of the United States. The area is a home to some of NYC's most iconic landmarks, such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building, as well as the world-famous Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Check out this orientation walk and explore Midtown, NY for yourself!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.6 km
Shopping Tour in New York City

Shopping Tour in New York City

New York is considered to be a shopper's paradise. It features some of the best shopping centers in the world. Each of these places, like Manhattan Mall, Brook Shopping Center or Rockefeller Center offers a unique style with one-of-a-kind shops. Take this tour to explore the most famous shopping centers in New York City.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
New York's Central Park Walking Tour

New York's Central Park Walking Tour

It is the first public park built in America, and the most famous park in the world today. Enjoy a great relaxing time, surrounded by natural beauty, gazing upon numerous man-made wonders - fountains, monuments, sculptures, bridges and arches. Central Park offers over 50 delightful attractions. Take this walking tour to explore the beauties of the Central Park.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.3 km

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