For architecture lovers, the one place in the whole wide world where Gothic and Romanesque architecture are blended in their purest forms, is shockingly not found in Europe, but right here in New York. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, officially called the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in the City and Diocese of New York, is the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.
Located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, the cathedral is claimed to be the largest Cathedral and Anglican Church and fourth largest Christian church in the world. With its disputed title with Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, the grand stature is so massive that it makes the gigantic Statue of Liberty look small in its comparison.
The inside of the Cathedral covers more than half a city block, with 121,000 sq ft (11,200 m2), spanning a length of 183.2 meters (601 ft) and a height of 70.7 meters (232 ft). The inside height of the nave is a major 37.8 meters (124 feet). These dimensions make this architectural heaven a major attraction for tourists in the city.
The beauty of its colossal dimensions is colored by the magnificent gothic stained glass that offers a beautiful view of the world around the place. The cathedral is surrounded by lush green gardens with virgin roses and colorful wandering peacocks, making the cathedral look so serene that one feels he is transported into a whole new world and era.
If you are planning a trip to New York, then The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine makes one major place for you to explore. Also, if you are looking for a resort or a holiday motel for a short stay then only one place can stand the beauty of the cathedral. Located very close, Manhattan’s East Village Apartments provide an ideal space for you to enjoy a great holiday serviced according to your needs. It is the closest place to not just the cathedral but also to all major places in NYC.