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“Completely Awesome......Huge”

Washington National Cathedral
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National Cathedral General Admission
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National Cathedral Gargoyle Tour
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Private Half Day Narrated Washington DC Tour
Ranked #17 of 444 things to do in Washington DC
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Chicago, Illinois
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Completely Awesome......Huge”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Went for a service and enjoyed the time spent there....place was amazing like a castle in England. Architecture on the outside of the building was also very cool to see.

Visited November 2012
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Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous. The architeture alone is a spiritual experience. It was damaged in the 2011 Washington, DC earthquake, but is still accessible and still breathtaking.

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Braila, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you want peace go here”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

A great place for thinking and praying, no matter your religion! You can go there to enjoy the building, the gargouilles (search for Darth Veder), to pray and to search all the walls and statues.

Visited July 2012
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Enumclaw, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Oh my goth!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Make the effort to see the Nat'l Cathedral. Watch the videos about it's construction. It is SO worth doing! It is so fascinating to learn about the people who have volunteered their time to stay and work on it, or those who have made it their life's work. If you can, go on the day that they give the little talk and demonstration of the pipe organ.

Visited July 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful building.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

They say there is no history in the US, well you should see this cathedral, the building is breathtaking - use the superb Trolley Tour bus and get on and off as you wish.

Visited October 2012
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