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“Breathtaking”

Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
Ranked #81 of 638 things to do in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for older children
Lancaster, NY
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“Breathtaking”
Reviewed 15 April 2013

We were tipped off to this gem by our tour guide at the Robie House. There was a young man gently playing the organ which just floated so beautifully in the space. So many breathtaking things to look at - tile work, carved wood, painted areas, etc. Took alot of pictures!

Visited April 2013
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“Rockefeller Memorial Chapel”
Reviewed 7 January 2013

Beautiful church inside and out - very impressive.I liked the imitation English gothic style. A muti-functional church where you can catch some really great concerts besides the more spiritual aspect. From there it is an esay jump to the Robbie house across the street and the University of Chicago with its similar in style campus (at least the old section). There are also other churches in th area that are worth a look - perhaps not as impressive but beautiful in their own right. The neighborhood has some really great residential architecture that is a perfect setting for the Chapel, the other churches and the campus. Defintely take a walk through the neighborhood visiting the chapel inside, the Robbie house, and just meandering throught the campus and neighborhood.

Visited August 2012
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