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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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SDTravelMom wrote a review Mar 2020
San Diego, California342 contributions102 helpful votes
This is a bit out of the way, but if you have time, worth a visit. Artwork, mosaics are brilliant. When I was there the church was empty. Very peaceful. Very glad I had the chance to see it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Zulma W wrote a review Mar 2020
Virginia5 contributions
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The Basilica tour guide gave our women’s group a fantastic tour providing a lot of back stories to the numerous chapels inside the cathedral. I love my Catholic faith!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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paul3776 wrote a review Mar 2020
Paramus, New Jersey703 contributions172 helpful votes
Awesome place to visit. Unbelievable beauty in terms of architecture, statuary, mosaics and paintings. This is a huge church with both upper and lower churches and dozens of chapels and alcoves to pray in. Construction began in 1920 and was completed in 1959 after delays caused by death, depression, market crash and fund raising.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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IndyTraveler46236 wrote a review Mar 2020
Indianapolis, Indiana35 contributions8 helpful votes
Visiting a Catholic site. Basilica was on the campus of the American Catholic University. The church/Basilica was beautiful We walked in when the choir was practicing it was amazing it was like a midnight mass going on from the way echoed throughout the church. There are many statues to visit of Saints and religious figures easy to travel to on the subway train system in DC
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Date of experience: February 2020
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nhoj0121 wrote a review Mar 2020
Bayonne, New Jersey28 contributions1 helpful vote
I was lucky enough to visit during lenten season and must say it is an amazing place. Catholic or not, the architecture, the upkeep and displays are spectacular.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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