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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
+1 202-526-8300
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Beautiful!

Magestic and divine!! The spendor of this place is amazing! Fills your mind, body and spirit... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BBGr8
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Alexandria, Virginia
Stunningly Brautiful

We went to noon Sunday Mass and then a tour at 1:30. The Basilica is stunningly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DMJA21
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Fishers, Indiana
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“upper church” (37 reviews)
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400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Magestic and divine!! The spendor of this place is amazing! Fills your mind, body and spirit! Gift shop is nice too.

Thank BBGr8
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to noon Sunday Mass and then a tour at 1:30. The Basilica is stunningly beautiful.....mosaics, statues, side chapels,paintings...). After Mass we went downstairs to get self guided tour audio players. They work well, allow you to progress at your own speed only stopping...More

Thank DMJA21
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such an amazing experience. After attending the service be sure to walk around the entire place, especially the basement as there is so much more to see down there.

Thank dez754
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful basilica. It is a beautiful place to visit and see if you have the time since it is not easy to get to by metro (about a 30 min walk). Has a beautiful gift shop and extensive cafeteria in the lower level that...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily accessible via Red Line Metro System. Next to Catholic University, the Basilica is one of the most magnificent places you can visit while in Washington DC. Beautiful experience walking through the main sancturary/church; down stairs are a bookstore and a gift shop; lots of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not my first time to visit this beautiful and impressive basilica. But we chose to attend our Sunday mass here for the second time because of its beauty, solemnity, holiness and just plain awe-inspiring. Its architecture is Romanesque and Byzantine. If you look...More

1  Thank GENEVIEVE S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church has the most mosaic artwork I've ever seen in one facility. This place is huge with lower and upper levels.

Thank 19Gemma
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you are Catholic or not, if you enjoy amazing architecture or art, this is a place to be. We took the red line Metro from Union station to the CUA stop. It's a short walk across the beautiful Catholic Univ of America campus to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is a place of excess, rudeness, arrogance, ignorance, and greed. if this place claims to be a non profit, it is a joke. in the gift shop, a religious print picture that is @ 8x10, is $130. A 4x6 plaque is $25. the place...More

Thank blackriverwoman
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A greatly spiritual and architectural journey! It is firstly a place of prayer and the beauty of the place brings you closer to God.

1  Thank njelesani
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jacqueline s
30 March 2018|
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Response from Walt W | Reviewed this property |
Moving around in the Washington area between 4 to 6 pm is always a challenge. Public transport let's someone else do the driving.
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GYaunches
24 March 2018|
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Response from Ursula B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an elevator
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Cathy M
28 January 2018|
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Response from Ursula B | Reviewed this property |
It would be possible to visit both in the same day. You could arrange a tour for one in the morning and the other after lunch. I do not know if either place has picnic facilities. But you can get a reasonable cost... More
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