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Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception - Washington DC, District of Columbia
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
400 Michigan Avenue North East, Washington, DC 20017Map
+1 202 526 8300
Neighborhood: Downtown
Overview

This basilica, the largest Roman Catholic church in the Western Hemisphere, was dedicated in 1959. The architecture of Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is a mix of Romanesque and Byzantine styles. The Great Upper Church boasts fantastic mosaics, stained glass windows and individual chapels. The lower level Crypt Church is smaller and darker, but equally impressive in atmosphere and ornamentation. The basilica has a bookstore, gift shop and cafeteria.

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By edvige45 | Posted 10/06/10
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By Wagner | Posted 09/17/10
  This is not the largest Roman Catholic church in the Western hemisphere. Basilica Nossa Senhora Aparecida in Brazil is the largest. This is the largest basilica in North America....   Read More
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