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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Open today: 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Beautiful, large, welcoming.

This basilica is quite large and beautiful and makes a good national representative. I didn't get... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts

Takes your spirituality to another level and there is so much to see and enjoy. Don't forget the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
North Wales, Pennsylvania
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400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This basilica is quite large and beautiful and makes a good national representative. I didn't get to see the flower garden, but the exterior and interior are lovely. Uber took me through a bad neighborhood on the way there, but the basilica itself is right...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Takes your spirituality to another level and there is so much to see and enjoy. Don't forget the bottom level that has an incredible gift store.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Like a lot of DC spots, I've been coming here for years, first with my parents, now with my grown children, and soon, hopefully with my grandchildren. The Basilica is a wonderful example of the modern and centuries old traditions of the Catholic faith. Also,...More

Thank Vic C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mass was breathtaking, and I recommend the tour. The Nigerian docent was so charming, smiley and knowledgeable. He made you feel so happy to be there! Parking is easy. Lots of walking for tour. Very worth your time. Must do.

Thank Blue J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the 10:30 Mass and were amazed at the beautiful ceiling, stained glass windows, and well-decorated niches. The organ resonated in the vaulted ceilings, and the cantor had a magnificent voice. We'd been admiring the church on calendars and cards for years, and the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the reviews and decided to ,are the long trek to the Cathedral. Well worth it, enjoyed the trip there and back. Take enough time to really see the place, we took the free tour then had a wander. It is very interesting, Catholic or...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my wife to Mass at Basilca as a favor to her -- a Catholic school teacher. I ended up being stunned by facility. While the main church is incredible, there are multiple chapels both on the main floor and in the basement/lower level. We...More

Thank ohiobudgettravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cathedrals are amazing in and of themselves for their sheer grandeur and the evocation of a sense of awe, inspiration, and dedication to ones god. The Basilica certainly does all of that and more. It is an active place of worship and during a full...More

Thank Gunars P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because the Metro was down for the weekend, we had to take a shuttle to the final station, which made for a long ride and then a 10 minute walk to the Basilica. The Basilica itself is a gilded showcase with many altars focusing on...More

Thank Maureen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Basilica is truly a masterpiece. I've never seen anything quite like it. Whether religious or not, you will find a sense of the divine in this place. The sacred art, mosaic depictions, stained glass, marble sculptures and architectural features will cause your soul to...More

Thank Marlo K
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Anthony S
July 20, 2018|
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Response from Patricia H | 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.
jacqueline s
March 29, 2018|
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Response from Walt W | 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.
March 23, 2018|
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Response from Ursula B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an elevator