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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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A hidden gem of the National Capital

Stunning mosaics and diversity of nations represented in a characteristic style chappels is an... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
George K
Spectacular!!

Breath taking - on so many levels. We were fortunate to visit during the Christmas Season. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ana G
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400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
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400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
+1 202-526-8300
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Stunning mosaics and diversity of nations represented in a characteristic style chappels is an amazing caleidoscope of the entire world. Simply beautiful and impressive piece of architecture deserving much wider acknowledgment.

Thank George K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breath taking - on so many levels. We were fortunate to visit during the Christmas Season. We were stunned by the beauty in general but were able to enjoy the last weekend of their Christmas decorations which were so simple yet GORGEOUS!! We were glad...More

Thank Ana G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply magnificent - spiritually, artistically, & architecturally. Located way off the mall near Catholic University and Trinity College on Michigan Avenue in the Northeast, about a 20-minute cab ride from Union Station. Well worth the trip.

1  Thank paulmarone
Reviewed 1 week ago

A bit out of the way from the rest of our stops in DC but so well worth the visit. In full disclosure we are Catholics and this was the most amazing church I've ever visited. The artwork is so detailed, it is shining and...More

1  Thank lisandbri
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Christmas decorations were lovely, and the art and architecture is amazing. We did not do a tour, but I would definitely opt for that next time.

Thank Cashmom55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impressive and it should be visited by every Catholic American and by pious people of other religions living in or visiting Washington, DC: the Catholics for obvious reasons and the rest to experience the ecumenicity of the Church. The mosaics are made all the...More

Thank Giorgio G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is awesome. I would recommend it before the National Washington Catheral. Our tour guide Louise did an excellent job. Thank you.

Thank Cowgirlsikkink
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to mass here and it was beautiful. Take the time to go below to the Crypt church and visit all the side chapels. It is beautiful.

Thank veromomof3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simply Stunning. You will need multiple visits to see and absorb the entire property. The side chapels are truly special and making it difficult to pick a favorite. We attended Christmas Eve mass for the first time this year. It was a magnificent, wondrous experience.

Thank sophie301
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the faithful, the pilgrim, the art lover or even the casual traveler, the basilica is a wondrous place. Don't think this is a quick one-hour trip. With a domed sanctuary, a crypt underneath, 120 chapels and a little commercial district that includes a gift...More

Thank ELAINE L
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wvbuckeye
21 December 2017|
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Response from w0mbat38 | Reviewed this property |
Yes!
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berniem482017
11 December 2017|
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Response from John F | Reviewed this property |
wOmbat38 has given good directions from George Washington: Blue Line (Largo) to Metro Center Change at Metro Center to Red Line (Glenmont/Silver Spring) Detrain at Brookland CUA At the exit, go LEFT if your want to WALK... More
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Djbar425
1 September 2017|
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Response from Janira N | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is!!! I did it myself to get there. It is also beautiful because you need to enter the Catholic university to get there. It is a short walk really. I recommend it.
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