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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.
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The behind the scenes tour took us up above the ceiling and under the roof. We went outside to see gargoyles and the steeples. We also went along the sides and back of the inside of the church offering a great view of the floors...More
Waning daylight set stained glass aglow during the final open hour today. Bonus glimpses of scattered color to the east across the Indiana limestone flying buttresses added magnificence to the majesty!
This building surprised us with its stunningly beautiful stained glass windows depicting not only religious history but a space window with a rock from the moon!!??
A bonus was the free tour which was amazingly informative. I didn’t know that a church only becomes a...More
This was a fascinating tour detailing the construction of the Washington National Cathedral with a focus on the gargoyles and grotesques. They each have a story to tell---like the Darth Vador Gargoyle.
Sitting on a plateau high above the city of DC stands the stately 14 th c. English Gothic -style National Cathedral. This cathedral is a "must see" in Washington, DC. As the national gathering place for people of all faiths, the presidents have attended services...More
Attended a noon Eucharist service (honoring military chaplains) which was moving. Then went on a Behind the Scenes tour - the Cathedral is immense, beautiful, majestic. Make sure you walk through the Bishop’s Garden -peaceful, beautiful!
This was one definite sight we wanted to see during our time in Washington, DC! We decided to attend the Sunday morning service and are SO grateful we did! The service began with the choir singing in the back of the Cathedral; it was angelical....More
Beautiful inside & out. The bishops gardens are serene & magnificent. The Cathedral matches anything we have seen in Europe. The garden cafe is delicious food & can. E taken to the garden to enjoy. A must see.