The Best religious places to visit in New York City

New York City is full of surprises and many exotic places. New York City has wonderful religious monuments – churches, synagogues and temples.  It does not matter that you want to appreciate and gaze over the architectural masterpieces or enjoy a spiritual nirvana; New York City is the perfect target.
Let’s take a tour of the most amazing holy landmarks of New York City.

Located at Willett Street/Bialystoker Place near East Broadway Subway, the Bialystoker Synagogue is revered Jewish holy place that has its history as back as 1865. Abyssinian Baptist Church, is the first black church built in New York City. It had its inception in 1808 with its Coptic cross as a goodwill gesture from the king of Ethiopia.

Another masterpiece of architect in New York City is the Mahayana Buddhist Temple. Located at 133 Canal Street, this beautiful temple hosts a magnificent statue of Buddha. The best part of visiting this holy shrine is the picturesque details of Buddha’s life depicted throughout the synagogue. Riverside Church is another landmark of New York City worth visiting with its mesmerizing stone carvings with
stained glass. If you want to enjoy exceptional choir performance, you should definitely visit this cathedral.
One of the premier churches in New York City is St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It is also the largest Catholic Cathedral in the United States with its well-cherished and musical mass performance. If the chance ever happens, do not miss attending a concert within the church’s premises as it is always splendid and breath taking!

Probably the largest church in the world and the most famous in New York City is The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine located at Amsterdam Avenue. Eldridge Street Synagogue– the first ever worship place built by the Jewish community in America. Although initially a place of worship, nowadays many other events are held but none has religious nature. If you truly want to capture its glory, take a guided tour in peace and tranquility. 

St. Paul’s Chapel is another remarkable grandiose chapel of New York City. Located directly next to the World Trade Center, St. Paul’s Chapel sustained the 9/11 attacks and continues to offer religious services in all their glory to the people of New York City.

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