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Address: Massachusetts and Wisconsin Aves. NW, Entrance on Wisconsin Ave., Washington DC, DC
Phone Number: +1 202-537-6207
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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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The cathedral is very impressive and beautiful, not only as a building, with its spires and gargoyles, but with its glasswork panels and touch of american history. There is a... read more

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The cathedral is very impressive and beautiful, not only as a building, with its spires and gargoyles, but with its glasswork panels and touch of american history. There is a "Space window" there, which holds 7 gramm moon rock delivered by the astronauts of Apollo-11 . Yea, last but not least, there is Darth Vader's head on outside, on one... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The National Cathedral is always impressive to see. It's really nice to walk through. The Bishop's Garden is beautiful and peaceful and is a great place to visit. Open City is a cafe in the octagonal building to the left of the cathedral. It's a cozy little cafe with great coffee and a warm atmosphere.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cathedral is in the middle of nowhere. We took a bus 10-15 minutes northwest of Georgetown in the rain, only to be told it would be $12 to tour the church. When I pressed them about only wanting to light a candle and say a prayer, they said that was free, but if I took a photo, I needed... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Cathedral is a few minutes from the Capital by car, but it is well worth the trip. It is a beautiful house of worship that should be on every tour agenda.

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Haymarket, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended the Saturday performance of this perennial christmas favorite. The vocalists were outstanding the orchestra used unique Baroque instruments and the setting was absolutely spectacular. The Hallelujah chorus is a favorite and it was sung with great verve and passion. A great spiritual experience.

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Midlothian, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I understand that they need money to finish the renovations. But we got there just past noon on December 3rd and they were closing at 1:30 and would not move off of their $11 adult $8 senior entry fee for only a one hour visit. We walked away. They said to come back on Sunday and they would not have... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Under Repair due to 2010 EarthQuake but a beautiful cathedral it is. It costs $12, $8 for seniors (65+). A 12 hr guided tour is available at 10.30AM. Worth a visit if visiting DC. Trying finding the moon rock and Vader gargoyle.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived before the doors opened at 10 and got to hear a few minutes of the fabulous organ. Our tour guide was fabulous and so informative. Have wanted to visit this place for years after reading it and it did not disappoint. We were able to go down to the chapels on the crypt level plus take the elevator... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely incredible and well worth the time to tour this amazing piece of history in our country. Be sure to take a tour so you don't miss any of the incredible features and facts. Beautiful stained glass windows, the moon rock, the rose window, the gargoyles, the architecture, and so much more. If you have a chance to attend a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second visit, and I hope to return again soon. It is wonderful to experience a newly built cathedral and understand what it would have been like to see Notre Dame or Westminster Abbey during the first year of completion. A moving monument to God and humankind.

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