Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Basilica Of The National Shrine Of The Immaculate Conception    

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Largest Catholic church in the U.S., Top 10 in the world. Stunning art and architecture. Daily Masses and Confession.

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Jan 1, 2024
This is a 'must see' building, equal to any cathedral in Europe. There are 2 well-stocked gift shops as well as a cafeteria. I counted over 40 Christmas trees before I stopped counting. There is t… Full review by 249howarda
Oct 31, 2023
I first visited this beautiful church as a high school student when I was on a weeklong study tour. This trip, I finally got back for Sunday mass and a chance to rediscover the artistic treasures wit… Full review by Kittygal
Oct 15, 2023
Plan to spend the day. The first thing to do is sign up for a free tour, then go to the gift shop and buy the tour book. It's less than $10. Then after the tour go back through the book and see what … Full review by newmexjags
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Architectural style:Byzantine Revival
Date founded:1920

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Are there any reasonably priced restaurants close by there? I am specially looking for pasta,so Italian?
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There is an excellent cafeteria near the gift shop but I don't remember that there is an Italian dish. Nearby, though not close, is Monroe St which has a number of restaurants. Not sure …
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There is an excellent cafeteria near the gift shop but I don't remember that there is an Italian dish. Nearby, though not close, is Monroe St which has a number of restaurants. Not sure any of them are Italian, though.
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Can anyone please recommend a hotel near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception ?
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We stayed at the Capitol Skyline...close to rail line too.
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Can anyone please recommend a hotel near the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception ?
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Try AirBnb
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can you park at the basillica and take the metro to see the white house or is there a limit on time on the free parking lot? Im …
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can you park at the basillica and take the metro to see the white house or is there a limit on time on the free parking lot? Im a senior and coming with grandchild, id like to kill two birds with one stone, take her to see the cathederal and the white house
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We parked on the street and there was no limit. The White House is quite a distance from the Basilica and it would be difficult to time it right to meet your entry time at the WH.
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Would it be acceptable to visit with a small group (including 2 under 10 children) on Sunday morning?? We are not …
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Would it be acceptable to visit with a small group (including 2 under 10 children) on Sunday morning?? We are not Catholic, but would love to see this beautiful place, but don’t want to be disrespectful.
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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.
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What are the Basilica’s Hours of Operation?
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The Basilica is open from 6:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. daily.
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