11 Churches In New York That Will Leave You Totally Speechless
Unforgettable forms of architecture can be found in plain sight all over New York, just take a look at these
15 enchanting natural wonders that are found right here in the Empire State. But if you’re specifically wondering where some of the most stunning churches in New York can be found, check out our list below to add more historical spots to your bucket list.
1. Our Lady of Victory Basilica — Lackawanna
Just outside of the heart of Buffalo is one of New York's most stunning churches, Our Lady of Victory Basilica. The national shrine features not only religious services but also a gift shop and museum that visitors can check out. Dating back to the mid-1920s, the iconic structure is outwardly recognized by its Great Dome and two identical towers.
2. Garrett Memorial Chapel — Keuka Park
A church that's hidden away in a beautifully scenic spot of New York, the small town of Keuka Park is where you can find the Garrett Memorial Chapel. Right in the middle of where Keuka Lake's branches split at the bottom, the church, which was built back in the early 1930s, has a beautiful view of the water. The chapel is open to the public throughout certain months of the year and is one historic structure you'll love crossing off of your bucket list.
3. Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs — Fultonville
One of our more eye-catching shrines that people often recognize from being visible from the Thruway, the Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs is one of the more popular destinations on our list. The shrine is roughly an hour west of Albany and hosts different events throughout the year you can learn more about if you
4. St. Barbara's Episcopal Church — Newcomb
Right on Route 28N in the town of Newcomb, this Adirondack gem is unlike most churches that you'll find in modern times. One of the five parishes that are part of the Adirondack Mission,
offers services on every Sunday except during the winter months.
5. Cross Island Chapel — Oneida
Known for being the
World's Smallest Church
, the Cross Island Chapel out in Oneida can be accessed by a rowboat. Sitting on a small pond in town, the chapel can surprisingly fit one couple inside of it and a third person to commemorate a ceremony! One of the most unique places you can get married in New York, this 28-square foot structure is unlike anything else.
6. Cragsmoor Stone Church — Cragsmoor
A popular place for adventurers to stop when they're on their way up to Sam's Point Preserve, the
Cragsmoor Stone Church
is one of the most charming structures you'll ever have the pleasure of visiting in New York. The Gothic-style chapel is small and can usually fit about one hundred people inside for a ceremony. Featuring a gorgeous overlooking view of the Shawangunk Ridge, this church is worth pulling over for.
7. St. Paul's Episcopal Church — Troy
One of the oldest congregations in the Capital Region, the church's history dates all the way back to 1828. The inside of the church is one that will drop your jaw, decorated in chandeliers, artwork, and windows created by the Tiffany Company.
8. Church of the Transfiguration — Blue Mountain Lake
One of the more well-known historical churches that you can find up in the Adirondacks, the Church of the Transfiguration is a small little church tucked away up in Hamilton County. A seasonal church that you'll usually find open between June and September, the historic structure was added to the National Register of Historic Places back in 1977.
9. St. Patrick's Cathedral — New York
Located right in Midtown, St. Patrick's Cathedral is one of the most beloved churches in all of New York City. In an area of the city that's often populated by tons of tourists, you'll find people from all over the world stopping by this cathedral to admire its structural beauty.
10. St. Paul's Episcopal Church — Buffalo
One of the many beloved landmarks in the city of Buffalo, the spectacular church was built during the mid-1800s. The church has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1973 and has also been declared a National Landmark.
11. Jay Gould Memorial Reformed Church — Roxbury
Located right off of Route 30, the English Gothic style church dates back to the 1800s. Right in the Catskills in the remote town of Roxbury, the church is made out of beautiful limestone and gorgeous woodwork that you won't find just anywhere nowadays.
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