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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

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Stunning and Enormous!

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is architecturally beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
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Basilica of the National Shrine

I enjoy looking at and photographing religious art, so this place was high on my list. I now live... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is architecturally beautiful. There is so much to see among the many chapels, statues, and grounds. Happened to experience part of a mass in the Crypt Church, and it was lovely.

Thank sandrapim
Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy looking at and photographing religious art, so this place was high on my list. I now live in DC but had just never gotten around to going, until one day I wasn't busy and decided to go. I wasn't disappointed. The artwork was...More

Thank BFeely600
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is truly an amazing church. It is first class in every regard, and it is certain to inspire those who visit. Though we are not Roman Catholic, we are nevertheless inspired by this Basilica.

Thank Paulandjean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is suppose to be the biggest Basilica in the United States. Beautiful church. Full of different images of the Blessed Virgin from different places all over the world. I could spend the whole day there, just praying and exploring. There is also a restaurant...More

Thank Maria Rosario L
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love art, being impressed, churches, etc. You must go. If you are Roman Catholic, it is a given to want to go. The artistry is a wow. The sheer size is incredible . You can see the spire and dome for miles. The...More

Thank apatriot73
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should be seen by all Christians. Experience countries gifts to the shrine and history of Catholics.

Thank Gwendolyn J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here on many occasions for Mass as we are Catholic and participate in the services. It is by far the most beautiful building in DC. We take many visitors here and they are in awe of it also.

Thank tbduehring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Basilica is one of the most beautiful place of worship God in east coast of US.If you are a Catholic and visit Washington DC,I highly recommend to have a visit to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Thank Y4974ZFmollym
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow. Just wow. We went here on a Saturday morning. Arrived at 9:30. There was plenty of parking and it is easy to get to the Basilica. We took the free 10 AM tour with Patty. She was SO friendly and nice and answered all...More

Thank ddallas1969
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would recommend coming to the Basilica for anyone coming to Washington DC. Stunning and awe inspiring interior.You will leave here with a sense of peace and wonderment. I recommend mass here.

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Anthony S
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Response from Patricia H | Reviewed this property |
Of course. Many groups come to the Basilica to visit and tours are given as well. There is a cafe and gift shop too. It is a big place.
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.
24 March 2018|
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Response from Ursula B | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is an elevator