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Saint John Paul II National Shrine

3900 Harewood Rd NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1505
+1 202-635-5400
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Don't overlook this Shrine! This is located directly across from the campus of The Catholic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed May 11, 2018
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The Saint John Paul II National Shrine is a place of pilgrimage, learning, and prayer. It was designated as a National Shrine by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2014. Visitors are welcome to attend daily Mass in the Redemptor Hominis Church, and to pray in the Luminous Mysteries Chapel, which contains a first-class blood relic of Saint John Paul II. Both sacred spaces are adorned with intricately beautiful mosaics that glorify and praise God. Our permanent exhibit, "A Gift of Love: The Life of Saint John Paul II," lets visitors to walk in the footsteps of John Paul II by tracing his life and legacy. More information can be found on our website.
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3900 Harewood Rd NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1505
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't overlook this Shrine! This is located directly across from the campus of The Catholic University of America and The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate conception. It's a very powerful and touching moment as one approaches the status of St.John II. The...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

Driver was professional, courteous, and on-time which caused me to have a very peaceful and pleasant visit. Very happy!

Thank Roger V
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

We just took our fifth graders on a tour yesterday and well worth it!! I would allow at least two hours to view the facility. There is a chapel where you can view a relic of the saint. This is very interesting and each person...More

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We toured the museum / documentary side of this shrine. (Masses are offered here on a recurring basis.) there is no cafeteria here, though there is a gathering place folks seen to use — bringing their own lunches. This is a wonderful tribute and story....More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

The Pope John Paul memorial shrine is a moving tribute to one of the greatest popes in history. Visit on your own without a tour to not be rushed like I was.

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Very calm and relixing , we arrived very early. but I took pictures and feel the good energy from John Paul II.. very special place

Thank IsabelCristina T
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Reviewed April 4, 2018

If you are visiting the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Northeast Washington, also schedule a visit to the nearby John Paul II shrine, which is about a half-mile north on Harewood Road (on the west side of the Shrine). The guided tour includes both...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018

Beautiful architecture. I went to visit while I was on retreat next door and found the chapels very prayerful and beautiful.

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This is my second time time here, what a beautiful tribute to Saint Paul 11, attended the mass at 12 , Exhibit is well done moving and emotional must see if you're in the area very impressed i will be back again

Thank Jhenie L
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Reviewed February 18, 2018 via mobile

Don’t miss the retrospective museum in the basement. amazing. And of course the blood relic in the smaller chapel. The 2nd floor has changing exhibits. Check the calendar of events for special events.

Thank Jackalcall
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Response from r00sfamily | Reviewed this property |
Oh, yes, there is plenty of parking at the Shrine, behind the building. You have to drive down the driveway to behind the building where you will find a large parking lot. Then you walk to the front of the building.
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I assume the questioner is talking about public transportation. The Washington METRO subway/elevated system will get you there with one transfer. At Reagan National Airport Station, take a yellow line train headed toward... More
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