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Washington National Cathedral

Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Entrance on Wisconsin Ave., Washington DC, DC (Upper Northwest)
202 537 6207
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Ranked #17 of 258 Attractions in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

This great cathedral with a classic stained glass window collection and architecture that makes it look like it was transported from Eurpoe was damaged in the 2011 earthquake. There is now an admission job so that they can protect and fully restore the cathedral to its best condition. Make sure you take the elevator to the 7th floor for the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

One might think that, to see a magnificent Cathedral, one would have to travel to Europe, The Middle East, Asia or one of the other areas where civilizations existed long before they did in North America. One might think that but one would be wrong. Our National Cathedral can compare with any of the great cathedrals and churches that we... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful gothic building with great attention to detail. The nave, the main altar, the various chapels are all perfect in design terms. This cathedral was finished a few years ago after a century of construction, but sadly in a time when few people attend churches. The cathedral resembles sometimes Notre Dame in Paris or Westminster in London,... More

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Loma Linda, California
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17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

There is usually admission fee. However, Sundays are free. The cathedral if majestic. If you come in the afternoon you may get to hear choirs practicing for vespers. We came for the prelude that happens 30 min before vespers and then had to leave- but it was beautiful. Make sure you check out the view on the 7th floor. It... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

The Washington National Cathedral is one of my favorite places in DC. The architecture is astounding and I can just stare at the beauty of it for hours. The stained glass windows are so beautiful and each seems to have it's own story. I was very sad when part of this structure was destroyed in the 2011 earthquake. It is... More

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

I was in DC on vacation for a week and saw many sights. I believe my favorite was the National Cathedral and the Behind the Scenes tour. There is a cost, but it goes towards repairing this treasure from the earthquake damage it suffered. Well worth it. Our guide was excellent. The information and the views and things we saw... More

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Caro, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Not much shared about tHis beautiful cathedral located in the United States. Really enjoyed the opportunity to visit without traveling overseas.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful reflection of the faith our country was built on! The stained glass was worth the trip by itself but the needlepoint cushions that remember significant contributors to our country's history were a favorite of ours to look at.Our docent was fantastic and we finished the beautiful tour with the lovely, and well organized tea in one of... More

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Modesto, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

This dramatic cathedral ceates and dramatic experience for visitors. We attended a concert here and it was a great experience.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This Cathedral is the world's sixth largest cathedral , it dominates the city's skyline. It is 158m long. Although a Episcopal church, the cathedral welcomes people of all faiths. Yon will be impressed with the Space Window, the Nave, the South Rose Window the Children's Chapel the High Altar the main entrance and the pinnacles. I can keep good on... More

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