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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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This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to...

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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Gorgeous Cathedral, nice way to get out of the summer heat

I truly enjoyed the national Cathedral. By far one of the largest churches I have ever been in. There are several rooms for worship each of them filled with ornate details. We... read more

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Middleburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I truly enjoyed the national Cathedral. By far one of the largest churches I have ever been in. There are several rooms for worship each of them filled with ornate details. We opted for the self-guided tour. The handout they give you does explain several key points within the church. You could probably spend the better part of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a wonderful place...very full of history and well-detailed tours and notices. The shop is full of wondrous items and great gifts for the spiritually minded.

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Winchester, KY, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cathedral is awesome in all respects. It is beautifully designed and built. A national treasure. It's a must see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Short drive from the National Mall. Unfortunately we only got to see it at night and it was not open to view inside. Even so was impressive to see at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Cathedral was very beautiful!! It was worth the very long walk to it. They are doing some construction work on the outside of the Cathedral. We went on a Saturday morning and the crowd was not that bad. It was very hot outside, but they keep it really comfortable inside doing the tour.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely Cathedral and tour. Cool and calm inside Interesting history. Beautiful workmanship. Very glad we went.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Big but not impressive internally. There are so many much better cathedrals and churches in Europe which I suppose you would expect. Maybe worth a visit if you are Christian and have done the other sites.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped at the National Cathedral on a whim, and had a wonderful visit. It is such a beautiful space and a true national treasure. Wander through at your own pace and stop to gaze at the gorgeous stained glass, take your kids to the crypt and search for the tomb of Woodrow Wilson. Go up to the 7th floor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited The National Cathedral this past Sunday and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Parking and admission were free! I'm guessing because it was Sunday and a service was in progress. Which only made our visit more enjoyable! If you're not up for a guided tour, there's a self-guided tour that's very informative. Don't miss the moon rock... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is an American monument not to be missed. If you visit this Cathedral, try and go when the St. Albans boys are rehearsing.

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