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This Gothic-style cathedral is the sixth largest in the world and is put to all sorts of national purposes, such as President Wilsons funeral and a prayer vigil for American hostages during the Iranian crisis.
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I love the National Cathedral! It's gorgeous! Years ago you didn't have to pay to go in, nor you do.
We didn't do the tour but just went inside, viewed the Cathedral and gift shop.
It's a beautiful site and Georgetown is so lovely to...More
This place is stunning. Take a tour and learn more about the place. The stained glass with the moon rock from Apollo 11 mission was a great story. You can visit the crypt and also go to the 7th floor to see the lookout. This...More
The sanctuary is amazingly large. It is as long as the Washington Monument is tall measuring from the rear to the crossing. The docent that lead the tour was wonderful. We saw several of the chapels. Their beauty is hard to image! You will be...More
The behind the scenes tour took us up above the ceiling and under the roof. We went outside to see gargoyles and the steeples. We also went along the sides and back of the inside of the church offering a great view of the floors...More
Waning daylight set stained glass aglow during the final open hour today. Bonus glimpses of scattered color to the east across the Indiana limestone flying buttresses added magnificence to the majesty!
This building surprised us with its stunningly beautiful stained glass windows depicting not only religious history but a space window with a rock from the moon!!??
A bonus was the free tour which was amazingly informative. I didn’t know that a church only becomes a...More
This was a fascinating tour detailing the construction of the Washington National Cathedral with a focus on the gargoyles and grotesques. They each have a story to tell---like the Darth Vador Gargoyle.
Sitting on a plateau high above the city of DC stands the stately 14 th c. English Gothic -style National Cathedral. This cathedral is a "must see" in Washington, DC. As the national gathering place for people of all faiths, the presidents have attended services...More