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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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Beautiful Shrine

My Church Gruop came here for the 2019 March for Life. The staff really work hard. The keep the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Burlington, New Jersey
Amazing place.

I usually go to the Basilica for Sunday Mass. It's an amazing place, really beautiful. It is also a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My Church Gruop came here for the 2019 March for Life. The staff really work hard. The keep the restroom supplies and clean. The gift shop staff really take care of the customers and the food staff really take care to keep the area clean...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SoroptimistBurl
Reviewed 3 days ago

I usually go to the Basilica for Sunday Mass. It's an amazing place, really beautiful. It is also a Catholic Museum with some exhibitions in the lower level. They have free parking (a lot of spots next to the Basilica), a coffee/restaurant and a gift...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sabrinaqpereira
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Basilica is overwhelming for this cradle Catholic. I attended mass and was in awe of the facility. But, more importantly, I was greeted by the priest and ushers in a very friendly manner.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank dn0rw00d
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is the biggest Catholic church in the Northern America, so it worth to pay a visit. Has many sections representing different countries of the world. There are free tours there - definetly take a tour. Visited few times. Once it was a classical music...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank volodymyrb369
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful Basilica, great tour and guide. We were also about to attend one of the services after the tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Amy S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This Church is worth several hours of your time. The Church is so beautiful, then you discover there are other levels to explore. Make sure to go to the crypt and all the chapels located on the lower level.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank OnAir04465111636
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I go to DC this is one spot I make sure to visit. I love cathedrals, old churches and places of worship.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Amy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I go to the shrine almost every time I visit DC. I find its beauty inspiring. The Sunday and Holy Day Masses are well attended by a very diverse congregation. If you like choral music, plan on the Sunday noon Mass with the Choir, which...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nich0lasR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Simply breathtaking from a visual standpoint, words can’t do it justice. And the Noon Solemn (Choir) Mass service was equally beautiful from a spiritual standpoint. Dominus Vobiscum.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TrojanSkyCop1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Catholics will get more out of a visit to the Basilica than they could ever imagine. The main chapel is gigantic and has many side chapels to Mary. Downstairs, the crypt and many more chapels can be visited as well. A must-see for anyone who...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Jo D
November 26, 2018|
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Response from KAPAtl | Reviewed this property |
Jo, I do not know of any time restriction on parking. I would like need to work out the closest metro station. . . but not having to try to park near the White House is a great idea. If the metro station is too big of a... More
July 20, 2018|
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Response from patriciahL7147UH | Reviewed this property |
Of course. Many groups come to the Basilica to visit and tours are given as well. There is a cafe and gift shop too. It is a big place.
March 29, 2018|
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Response from 504waltw | Reviewed this property |
Moving around in the Washington area between 4 to 6 pm is always a challenge. Public transport let's someone else do the driving.