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Washington National Cathedral

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Address: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Entrance on Wisconsin Ave., Washington DC, DC
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This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to...

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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What a Wonderful Place

This is one of the most special places in the USA- flying flags from all 50 States, seals of all 50 States, beautiful stained glass windows with themes from American life... read more

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one of the most special places in the USA- flying flags from all 50 States, seals of all 50 States, beautiful stained glass windows with themes from American life including a moon rock, a fantastic number of gargoyles including a Darth Vader gargoyle, and beautiful church services. A must-see for every visitor to Washington DC! Try to attend... More 

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Prospect, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Absolutely breath taking, The inside was even more beautiful. Highly recommend visiting this place. And paying to go inside unless your lucky enough to catch a free service.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful and impressive from the front. The windows, gargoyles and stone cut images are dynamic. However, (you knew that was coming!), the Cathedral has been under renovation/repair/construction for many years now due to the earthquake (many years ago), the need to repair other aging & structural issues with the hope that the money "collected" from "admission" to the main chapel... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral has so much to see at and below the main level - allow enough time! Probably at least two hours. It offers unique and special exhibits so check the website. Christmas time is very special. The entrance fee is not insignificant (it used to be free); toyou might want consider a membership if you might return. But it... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Growing up in very small, unassuming church buildings, I was not prepared to see such a grand Cathedral as the National Cathedral. It was very moving to see a religious place in the Capitol. I enjoyed the tour, and we were able to hear an organ concert, as a bonus. Very beautiful, and a nice monument to God in Washington,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In a city full of free attractions, the Cathedral chooses an admission fee. But it's worth it. It is a magnificent building, with beautiful windows, wonderful chapels, (and just to the south of the main entrance doors), a very good cafe.

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the pleasure of attending the Sunday Morning Holy Eucharist service. I have seen the cathedral many times on television but those images do not do it justice. This place of worship is beautiful. I was able to sit pretty close to the front of the church - only a few rows away from the pulpit. My visit happened... More 

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Thank JeVel L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had no idea this was on our trolley tour. I stopped off and snapped some great shots of the exterior. I paid the $12 to go inside. such a treasure. Got looks of amazing photos and spent way to much at the gift shop ! A must see for DC trip.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderfful, though slightly odd, cathedral. It looks and feels as an old building, while it was built the previous century - hence the Darth Vader gargoyle and such. Great views of the city.

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Kingsport, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely breath taking! We visited last year on Easter Sunday. We did have to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee seating. The cost was minimal at $3 a ticket and it went to the Church so we didn't mind to pay. The service was beautiful and different for us (we are not Catholic) But I wanted my... More 

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