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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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I have visited various cathedrals across Europe and was surprised to find a cathedral like this in the United States. The architecture is stunning and the guided tour (included in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I have visited various cathedrals across Europe and was surprised to find a cathedral like this in the United States. The architecture is stunning and the guided tour (included in admission price) is informative, although a bit long (~1 hour). We only allowed an hour to visit here so if you are going to do the tour I would budget... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Drove all the way here to visit the church and they make you pay $10 to enter. You should never have to pay to visit a church. It states they operate solely on donations and that it costs $20,000 a day to operate. No way that they receive $20,000 a day on donations alone. Beautiful on the outside is all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I stopped into the Cathedral to say a prayer for peace. I did not know there was a permanent art collection there. The building its self is a sight to see. The magnificent architecture harkens back to a time from our not so far away past. Light a candle while you are there. Try to find the gargoyle on the... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We visited the cathedral on the way back from the zoo as it is not in downtown DC like the rest of the attractions. It is a beautiful building, inside and out, and the surrounding neighborhood is also worth a look around as it features stunning houses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The cathedral is undergoing some major renovation because of the earthquake damage, but is still a beautiful place. They need visitors to help with the cost of renovation ( a $10 entrance fee to get in goes toward the cost). Worth every cent.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The stained glass windows are, of course, extraordinary, but don't miss the 7th floor observation area. It covers 360 degrees and one can see all over Washington.

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Castle Pines, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Everything was interesting. A bit surprised that admission was charged. See their website. Parking on the street was easy to find nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This cathedral was amazing. At first, I was a little confused on how to get there exactly. Since it was a beautiful day, I chose to take the metro red line to Tenleytown/AU and walk the 1.3 miles. Once you emerge from the metro it is a straight shot down Wisconsin Avenue. The walk went through a very nice area,... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is kind of an uphill hike to this place. We walked from the Zoo to the Cathedral which provided us with a good workout and fabulous views of many georgetown homes. It was a great walk. The Cathedral is absolutely stunning. Tours are available and the map you receive gives you a nice guide to the highlights. Be sure... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We decided to walk from Georgetown to the National Cathedral (about 45 minutes on a gentle but persistent upward climb so do it before the sun gets too strong!). The cathedral itself is quite impressive and surprisingly new (built from 1907 to 1990). Like most everything in Washington, it's clean and big and under repairs outside from the earthquake about... More 

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