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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.
The seals of the states in the floor is a great touch. The beauty of the observation level is amazing. The entire cathedral is so beautiful and the altar is so majestic. Walked 1 mile to see this and it was so worth it! Don't...More
Had a chance to stop in the National Cathedral. I was beyond impressed. The last time I was in DC they were still building it and I finally had the chance to visit. I walked around in awe and was struck by all the detail...More
Reserve a $20+ tour in advance online.
A friend and I took a 90+ minute Behind the Scenes Architectural Tour in a group of 10 with a knowledgeable guide. We walked up many flights of winding stairs to learn about and admire stained glass windows....More
This cathedral is constructed on the highest point in Washington, DC. From the tower, you can see all around. The architecture is amazing and compares to any famous cathedral in Europe. See all the chapels inside by visiting all levels of the structure.
I’ve been taking people here since I moved here. I love this spot. Especially when the Garden Mart happens in May! Don’t miss the bishops garden. It’s just a great spot It’s now pricey to get in. I know with the earthquake they need $....More
... of all the sights in DC, including those we've all seen from The White House to Capitol Hill, this was the most inspiring of the lot. A superb structure steeped in history, with so much to see inside, including a labyrinth of rooms and...More
The area and church is overwhelming beautiful . I was blown away with everything inside and outside. We met people from all the world.
The guide was friendly and smart. I made sure , but it was on the tour, to see Pres. Wilson, Adml....More
Stunning piece of architecture. There are lifts to take you up to the top of the cathedral giving lovely views of the surrounding area. You can take advantage of a guided tour or just go around at your own pace. There is also a lovely...More
Tripods & selfie sticks are up to cathedral staff, taking pics of the stained glass in the brochure it said to put your camera on 'cloudy' to avoid glare, etc. I took flash off my camera & took alot of pictures, so I wasn't... More
Tripods & selfie sticks are up to cathedral staff, taking pics of the stained glass in the brochure it said to put your camera on 'cloudy' to avoid glare, etc. I took flash off my camera & took alot of pictures, so I wasn't noticed by staff. No cameras during services or concerts out of common courtesy. If you want more go to national cathedral in washington, dc, photo policy, might have more info. As long as your flash isn't popping bright every time you take a picture you should be good.
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I don't know if there's a bad seat in the house, at least when the organ is being played. The pipes are at the front, but the horns are in the rear – and it's the most amazing organ I've ever heard in person. However, if... More
I don't know if there's a bad seat in the house, at least when the organ is being played. The pipes are at the front, but the horns are in the rear – and it's the most amazing organ I've ever heard in person. However, if it's a string performance, then one needs to sit close, as their sound just doesn't carry in that vast space like he organ does.