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“Walk over after Robbie House”

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Ranked #85 of 648 things to do in Chicago
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Rockefeller Chapel is the spiritual and ceremonial center of the University of Chicago, and a major performing arts producer, offering music, theatre, and visual arts events to citywide audiences. A leading venue for the choral arts, it is a prized event location for major speakers and international artists. It is the home of two world class instruments, the carillon and organ. Resembling a medieval cathedral in appearance and size, it hosts festivals and ceremonies of many world religious traditions, as well as Sunday services where the soaring architecture is matched with the poetry and theatre of grand liturgy of diverse origins, and with the beautiful voices of its choristers.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Valparaiso, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
429 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Walk over after Robbie House”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

I like walking around U of C....pleasant area on spring day. Church is beautiful. Not much more to say...TA wants 50 words.

Visited November 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Make sure to also take the tower and carillon tour”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

Rockefeller Chapel is a stunning building. In addition, I would highly recommend that you time your visit so that you can climb the 271 steps to go up the tower and take the carillon tour. You get a chance to see the bells and hear some wonderful music. There is also a beautiful open air view from the top of the tower overlooking all of Hyde Park, the south side of Chicago as well as views of downtown and the lakefront. Absolutely breathtaking!

Visited December 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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779 reviews
362 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful and just around the corner from the Robie House”
Reviewed October 6, 2013

This beautiful chapel (cathedral more like) is well worth a visit. The architecture is stunning and the history is interesting as well. Give yourself a bit of time to explore.

Visited September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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103 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful interior.”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

This is a very large church. They call it a chapel but it's the size of a cathedral, seating 1,700. Lots of musical events. Beautiful Gustavino tiles. At same corner as Robie house. No admission but we put $5. in a donation box.

Visited June 2013
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minneapolis, minnesota
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“Rockefeller Chapel”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We've been to Chicago dozens of times, but we had not seen much of the campus at the University of Chicago. It's worth the side-trip. It doesn't look like any other part of the city. The buildings, the grounds, the campus...it's just beautiful. The Rockefeller Memorial Chapel had all of us just standing there with our mouths open...in awe.

Visited May 2013
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