Trinity Church: a church surrounded by skyscrapers
Reigning for several centuries at the end of Wall Street, Trinity Church is one of the oldest buildings in New York and occupies an important place in the Financial District. To pass in front of this church is to be transported to another time. Surrounded by large business buildings and not by the NY Stock Exchange, enter this magnificent Episcopalian Church (the name of some churches in the Anglican Community) to attend a mass or why not a concert or to visit the cemetery which is located behind. A calm and refreshing stopover during the frenzy of Wall Street.
The history of Trinity Church in a nutshell
Trinity Church is the work of American architect Richard Upjohn, who designed it in a Gothic Revival style. It is part of the National Historic Landmark (national historic site), by its architecture, but also because of its role in the history of the city of New York. When the church was consecrated on May 1, 1846 (Ascension Day), its neo-Gothic-inspired spire, surmounted by a golden cross, dominated the urban panorama of southern Manhattan. Trinity Church was thus a welcome beacon for ships arriving in New York Harbor.
Despite the many skyscrapers surrounding the church, Trinity Church has kept very important spiritual values in the heart of Manhattan and still serves as a place of worship and meditation for Christians.
What can you see at Trinity Church?
At the entrance of Trinity Church you will find an amazing sculpture "Trinity Root". This sculpture was constructed from the roots of a tree removed from the ground of the World Trade Center. It is impressive and well worth the detour!
The interior is sober but very pretty, the church has in the nave magnificent stained glass windows which are among the oldest in the United States and beautiful vaulted ceilings. when you enter the church, a plaque tells you that Queen Elisabeth II came to meditate in this church in 1976.
The cemetery should not be missed. A real haven of peace in the city with very old tombs in the shade of tall trees. When the beautiful days arrive the cemetery turns into a picnic area.
Do not hesitate to also visit the church museum (closed Monday afternoon), it exhibits various documents concerning the church but also discloses certain secrets ...
- You may meet many people who work on Wall Street come to meditate or not to forget for a moment their hectic life.
- Knowing that the tours are free, it is recommended to donate $ 2 for the gesture. 🙂
- there are free toilets which is rare in the Financial District, a little pee break
- Just behind the cemetery is the American Stock Exchange, a paradox between religion and capitalism.
For more information, you can visit the Trinity Church website: trinitywallstreet
Where is Trinity Church located?
Address: 74 Trinity Pl, New York, NY 10006 United States
Trinity Church is open to the public Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 18 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 16 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 16 p.m.
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