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Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

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Reviewed March 13, 2019 via mobile

We went here because it was the site of JFK’s funeral service but we spent more than an hour here walking through on our self-guided tour. Cathedral fans should make this a stop on their visit to DC.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018

Sunday high mass here is at 10:00 am (Latin) and 11:30 am (English). The Schola puts on a great show here, with motets, anthems, hymns and so on, performed to the highest standard. The organ is one of the finest in the nation. The interior...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon M
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Many people stay in hotels in downtown DC but spend all of their time on and around the Mall area. This is right in the middle of downtown and well worth a detour. It's not large, and doesn't really look like much from the outside....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This Cathedral is done in an older European style and really is lovely. Welcoming, expansive and gentle yet still cathedral like. Well worth exploring even if it’s not a top Washington DC spot.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matvl
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I first came here in 2016, conscious of the unique place St. Matthew's holds in American History : it was the scene, in 1963, of the Funeral Service of the assassinated 35th President of the U.S., John F. Kennedy - the venue was chosen by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 10, 2018

I recently visited St. Matthews for Sunday mass. On entering the church your eyes just take you everywhere it's beautiful. I hadn't realised that the former President J F Kennedys funeral service took place here. There are other interesting facts about the church so well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank paulogilvie1802
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This church, listed in the National Register of Historic Places, had some work done not too long ago and the results are spectacular. The beautiful mosaics are shiny and the whole church looks beautiful. St. Mathew's Cathedral as it is called by locals has a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank M.E. A
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I attended Sunday mass at this gem of a Cathedral. Kudos to the organist and cantor for the excellent sacred music. Catholic or not, I believe any visitor would be impressed by the elegance of this space. I suggest picking up a brochure at the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to church here in Easter Sunday, and everyone was very nice. It's a gorgeous church. The only drawback was that we had a horrible time hearing the priest.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cathedral for celebrating Easter Sunday Mass. The mosaic and marble are breathtaking, and while the church was standing room only, the music, liturgy and homily contributed to a invigorating and memorable experience.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Response from martiner27dc | Reviewed this property |
The Giants Stadium (MetLife) is in New Jersey, I believe you are talking about that one right? Or did you mean Nationals or Redskins?
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