On this day: St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City

See more from my On This Day series here, where I celebrate travel memories on their trip anniversaries.

On December 3, 2017, I was at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.

The Cathedral of St. Patrick is a Neo-Gothic Catholic cathedral in Manhattan, New York City. Erected in 1879, it remains a prominent landmark of the city, serving as the seat of the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as a parish church. It is centrally located, on the east side of Fifth Avenue directly across the street from Rockefeller Center.

The cathedral is built of brick and clad in marble, quarried in Massachusetts and New York. The ornate stained glass windows were made by American artists in Boston, Massachusetts, and European artists from Chartres, France and Birmingham, England. Spanning an entire city block and accommodating 3000 people, St. Patrick’s Cathedral is the largest cathedral of its type in North America. It is considered one of the most visible symbols of the Catholic Church in the United States.

Stay tuned for more recaps of my winter break in New York City, coming up this week.