Top 4 Cathedrals to Visit When on Washington DC Tours

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The city capital is home to several impressive cathedrals, which those who are into architecture, photography, and religious faith would love to visit when sightseeing the tourist attractions. Below is a compilation of the best churches to visit when on private Washington DC tours.

Washington National Cathedral

This Gothic-style cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul is a sight to behold. It is home to stained-glass windows that feature a lunar rock, which was gifted by Apollo 11 astronauts five years’ since the first moon landing mission. Apart from that, you can see a gargoyle of Darth Vader, the antagonist from Star Wars movies, on the exterior of the Episcopal Church.

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

This Roman Catholic Church’s size makes it not only the biggest in America, but also one that can also match the grand scale of popular basilicas in Europe. The National Shrine has an ecclesiastical art collection relating to Christianity. The church stays open year round and provides guided tours each day. If you want to buy books or gifts based on the religious faith during a special occasion like Thanksgiving or Christmas, it has the right collections in store.

Foundry United Methodist Church

This church in the midst of Dupont Circle, moved from its past site in Georgetown, has been featuring Congress members, Presidents, and Washingtonians during the prayer sessions held on Sundays. The neighborhood named after the Dupont Circle subway train station is popular for its nightlife activities. The Church has been a leader of spirituality and faith for more than two hundred years and counting.

Luther Place Memorial Church

This Lutheran church was founded in 19th Century as a memorial to the reconciliation movement and peace talks after the American Civil War. The millennials in Washington DC saw a change in winds when the church advocated strongly for the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community in favor of the LGBT rights. Its neo-Gothic architecture is popular among the tourists and natives alike.

You can also add the Second Baptist Church of Washington tracing back to a time when the slaves got freed, the National City Church along the 5 Thomas Circle dating back to the 1840’s, and the Church of the Holy City to the tour itinerary.

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