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Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land

1400 Quincy St NE, Washington DC, DC 20017
+1 202-526-6800
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A very soothing and wonderful place to visit

While staying in D,C. we decided to take our car to the monastery, it was only about 20 minuites... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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I though this was just another church but it is so much more. At first the inside of the church is... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2017
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Experience the Holy Land. Dedicated in 1899 and designated a National Historic Site in 1991, the beautiful Monastery church and gardens include unusual, full-size replicas of Holy Land shrines and are the U.S. home of the Franciscan friars who have served in the Holy Land for 800 years, caring for the shrines and people. Free daily tours of the church, Tomb of Christ, and catacombs. Free garden tours on Saturdays, April-September.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1400 Quincy St NE, Washington DC, DC 20017
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"national shrine of the immaculate conception"
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"beautiful gardens"
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"hail mary"
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"guided tour"
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"underground catacombs"
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"catholic university"
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"garden tour"
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"important sites"
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"across the street"
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"full bloom"
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"beautiful place to visit"
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

While staying in D,C. we decided to take our car to the monastery, it was only about 20 minuites from the wardman park marriott.Boy are we glad we took this trip there the grounds there are so well kept, and so serene to walk through...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

I though this was just another church but it is so much more. At first the inside of the church is not that impressive as other in the area. Once you go under the church to the catacombs and walk the grounds you will see...More

3  Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was another site I read about on Trip Advisor, so I decided I must visit. It was AMAZING! Inside are actual reproductions of holy sites--Jesus's birthplace; tomb; Calvary; and on and on. There are guided tours--I don't think you are allowed to go into...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the monastery. It is definitely something you should see when visiting DC.

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

I have been to the Franciscan Monastery many times, but it has been a few years. We were really pleased with our visit yesterday. We attended Mass then stayed for the tour.Many people had the same idea, so our tour group was pretty large. The...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2017

This complex offers visitors a full-up replica of Holy Land sites and a copy/real-life sized of the sites in Assisi associated with St. Francis ("Brother Sun; Sister Moon"). It is swell. The brown-clad monks have first hand experience in the Holy Land itself and are...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Beautiful gardens, hidden grottoes and a magnificent church surrounding a Franciscan monastery in Northeast Washington near Catholic University, the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the Pope John Cultural Center. If you're Catholic, you might like to try Mass here. Regardless, this is a quiet...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

First, let me say I thought it was awesome. It was truly worth my time and effort. I would recommend it. Here are my suggestions: If you are seeing this and the Basilica on the same day, see this first. Although the emphasis of each...More

3  Thank AMP0907
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

The tour is fine. The building is nice. It's not as super amazing as I thought it would be. I imagined it would be like the Cloisters in NYC or some other ancient style building. The installations and reliefs and artwork everywhere is actually very...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2017

As a Catholic, I was in awe of the beauty of this monastery. I attended Palm Sunday Mass, gathering in the courtyard made my heart fill with love for fellow Christians. You must take the free tour, please give a donation.

Thank dogrings50
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lizar0
26 December 2016|
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Response from Tom M | Reviewed this property |
closed Mondays, holy days, federal holidays. I would go back.
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Skipperrick
12 July 2016|
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Response from Motzof4 | Reviewed this property |
There is no official dress code, but since it is a Monastery I would suggest that you do not wear shorts. As tourists your more modest clothing would be a good idea. My husband wore long pants and so did I - not jeans. But... More
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