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Washington National Cathedral

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Address: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Entrance on Wisconsin Ave., Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: 202 537 6207
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Description: This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put...
This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis.
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Beautiful cathedral

Loved all the stained glass windows. Very ornate church, but there was a fee to visit. They did have a senior price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Loved all the stained glass windows. Very ornate church, but there was a fee to visit. They did have a senior price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It is well worth a trip to upper Northwest where the Cathedral looms over the area. An iconic symbol of religious freedom. Explore the grounds and the Bishops garden while you are there.

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Doral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Never see such a beauty of Cathedral. You walk and walk and do not know where to start. Truly a masterpiece of the old times where you can truly say you you feel at peace. The altar is a beauty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is the most beautiful cathedral I have ever seen. The view from the upper level to the impressive religious depictions throughout the sanctuary brought tears and reflection.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The old-world stone and stained glass work is breathtaking. If you have time take a guided or audio tour. After taking 87 years to complete it is a shame that the earthquake damage will take nearly 20 yrs to repair.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Washington National Cathedral is a cathedral of the Episcopal Church in a unique Neo-Gothic design resembling the English Gothic style of the late 14th century. It is in the National Register of Historic Places and has been ranked among the top three on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. The structure is imposing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This huge, spectacular Gothic cathedral should NOT be missed on your trip to the nation's capitol, although it is in 'uptown' Washington DC and not downtown where the monuments and museums are clustered, so it is often not included on tours and itineraries. It is also not accessible via the Metro (subway) system, which is another reason many people overlook... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is off the beaten path, but well worth the journey. It is amazing. There is so much to see. It is truly beautiful. I was surprised by how large it is! Woodrow Wilson is entombed in the Cathedral. There is a large basement with a bookstore and also a bookstore on the ground level.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Construction of the Washington National Cathedral started in 1907 with Theodore Roosevelt laying the cornerstone, it continued for quite sometime and was only officially completed in 1990. The funerals for Eisenhower (34th President), Reagan (40th) and Gerald Ford (38th) were all held here. The Creation rose window at the west end of the Cathedral designed by Rowan LeCompte. LeCompte self-studied... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took a bus for a city tour. It passed around the cathedral and had a stop there, while you visit Georgetown. The inez is impressive and the stainless pretty. But compared to Rome's endless beautiful churches, this one doesn't belong to the same category..

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