World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

Helena Kubicka de Bragança

You don't need to have faith to be drawn to these temples, churches, and shrines, popular for their spiritual and cultural value.

No. 40 Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City

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Annual Visitors: 1 million

Even though the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York draws about a million people a year for services and various events and concerts, it never gets too crowded. As the world’s biggest Gothic cathedral, St. John is larger than Notre Dame and Chartres combined, and its interior stretches the length of two football fields. You get a sense of its magnitude before even entering: the 3-ton bronze doors depict 60 bas-relief scenes from the Old and New Testament. stjohndivine.orgLyndsey Matthews

Source: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

World's Most-Visited Sacred Sites

No. 40 Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City

Annual Visitors: 1 million

Even though the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York draws about a million people a year for services and various events and concerts, it never gets too crowded. As the world’s biggest Gothic cathedral, St. John is larger than Notre Dame and Chartres combined, and its interior stretches the length of two football fields. You get a sense of its magnitude before even entering: the 3-ton bronze doors depict 60 bas-relief scenes from the Old and New Testament. stjohndivine.orgLyndsey Matthews

Source: Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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