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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 gothic church

Atypical for churches and sights in Washington: the entrance is not free. The church is beautiful however, only finished in 1990 and currently being repaired because of earthquake... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Atypical for churches and sights in Washington: the entrance is not free. The church is beautiful however, only finished in 1990 and currently being repaired because of earthquake damage this church is a very nice work of art: it combines traditional gothic architecture with modern aspects (darth vader gargoyle and apollo moon window) without becoming a pastiche. The pulpet is... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Washington Cathedral is well worth a visit. Take advantage of the tours offered to hear the details of the construction of the building and the gorgeous stained glass windows, the people who are buried here and about the gargoyles!

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Howell, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This Cathedral is a must see. Plan on spending at least 3 hours there. We didn't allow enough time and would really have liked to stroll around the grounds. Unless we missed it, the pamphlets provided do not state that Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan Macy are interred in one of the Chapels on the lower level. Take... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Referred to as the Nation's church. Although the Cathedral is Episcopal by denomination, services are open to all. WNC is a vibrant, open and welcoming place to nourish your spiritual needs or simply spend a quite moment of reflection. the grounds of the Cathedral are alone worthy of a visit. Located on Mt.Saint Alban, the close includes two of Washington's... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Not an old authentic cathedral, but built faithfully in the right way, so it looks like one, although very clean and without the usual wear and tear from centuries of use. Worth a visit if only to take the elevator to the viewing level (all inside and perfectly safe) to see across the city.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a very historic and extremely important Episcopal church, well worth attending a service, followed by a tour - either guided or self-directed. Gift shop is excellent and parking is terrific - not cheap, but the underground garage is a part of the complex. If time permits, take the elevator up to the top and see a fantastic view... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is a slam-dunk for visiting - it is large and has interesting chapels inside. But the surprising thing was the healing garden outside that actually is full of plants that have historically been used for health management. The fun part is imagining someone making a concoction or plaster based on the leaves or roots, knowing that somewhere, somebody... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

okay I have to say this was not original on our list of things to see while in DA but I am so glad we did get to go. The Cathedral is simply amazing to see and the size is a little overwhelming when you first walk up. I do recommend taking the tour and I hope you guide has... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful Cathedral no matter what your faith is. I strongly recommend seeing it. The architecture of this place harkens back to another time when faith was more of a centerpiece in society.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Built entirely of stone, this cathedral is second only in size to the Catherdal of St John the Divine in NYC. The sheer volume of Woodwork, stained glass, stone and needlepoint used in the construction of this magnificent cathedral are a feast for the historian in anyone. Don't miss this architectural masterpiece.

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