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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 must to see in DC

Beautiful architecture and such a great landmark to visit or revisit (like we did) in Washington... read more

Reviewed yesterday
One of the Most Beautiful Hidden Gems in the City

As a long time resident of NOVA that moved away 10 years ago, I brought 2 friends to the city to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington DC, DC 20017-1566
+1 202-526-8300
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful architecture and such a great landmark to visit or revisit (like we did) in Washington D.C.

Thank Ciganinha
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a long time resident of NOVA that moved away 10 years ago, I brought 2 friends to the city to sightsee. The first place we visited was the Shrine. It is one of the most beautiful places in the city! You don't have to...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the nicest churches in the US. Even for non-catholics the visit is worthwhile. A bit far away from the city center so plan your time

1  Thank TudelaMartins
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica was something you would expect to see in Italy. Magnificent beautiful awe inspiring. Makes you feel inspired.

Thank kga651
Reviewed 1 week ago

This stunning Catholic church is located on the campus of Catholic University. Of America. It is about 1/2 mile from the Red line on the Metro up a long hill. Quite a hike, but well worth it. The ceiling has beautiful misiacs. There are several...More

1  Thank JuneL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In April I was enthralled to experience the expertly created exhibit at the Basilica of the National Shrine "The Life of A Swiss Guard A Private View." It was not simply the placement and the lighting of the photographs which allowed an observer to profoundly...More

Thank nicarafiki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told by a friend of this place. Wow. were we blown away!! Not only was it huge and could compete with any European churches but the food in the cafeteria was fresh, good value and very comfortable! There was also an exhibition of...More

Thank tradeboxannecasey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Basilica in June. We parked on the parking lot between the Basilica and the Catholic University. The basilica is amazingly beautiful inside and out. The architecture is a beautiful esp the church floor. the church ceiling is a wonderful work of art....More

Thank wildorchid99
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Breathtaking, inspirational, God-filled edifice. Could've spent a whole day taking in all the beautiful art and being surrounded by a sense of holy peace.

Thank Tallygal4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Parking was easy, people were helpful and friendly, and the building itself was full of interesting and beautiful chapels, ornaments, and sights.

Thank Amy V
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Barbara C
26 January 2017|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
SUNDAY 5:15 p.m. (Vigil) 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:00 noon (Choir) 1:30 p.m. (en español) 4:30 p.m. DAILY (MONDAY – SATURDAY) 7:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 12:10 p.m. 5:15 p.m. HOLY DAYS OF... More
Beth N
16 December 2016|
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Response from mcgon | Reviewed this property |
There are many areas as well as another floor in the Basilica. We had a tour while there was a high school graduation mass in the main church.
16 October 2016|
Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question. Yes, there are several restaurants within a mile of the Shrine, though you'll have to check the hours for each restaurant. Some of the ones that I know off the top of my head include: Busboys and... More