A Visit to Washington’s Historic Churches

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Washington DC private tours would take you through a wide range of historic, architecturally, and culturally significant churches of the capital. In fact, the city has a large number of astounding churches that have their own stories to tell. Below are some of the most beautiful historic churches in the city.

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

This is United States’ biggest Roman Catholic Church and is even regarded as one among the largest churches in the world. The Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States chose this church to be a National Sanctuary of Pilgrimage and Prayer. This church also has the world’s largest compilation of modern ecclesiastical art. The church is open throughout the year and there is also a Catholic Book Store and a Catholic Gift Shop near the church to explore.

Washington DC Mormon Temple

The official name of Washington DC Mormon Temple is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. You would be able to find this church at a distance of 10 miles towards the Capitol’s north. The church has spectacular golden spires in its top, which could be seen even from the Capital Beltway. You would be able to see a number of concerts, interactive exhibits, and lectures here every year. The entire church would be lit up during the time of Christmas. At that time, the church would organize international nativity sets and live nativity scenes as well.

Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

This cathedral is dedicated to Apostle St. Matthew, who is the benefactor of civil servants. The church also seats the Archbishop of Washington. Located at 15th and H Streets, NW, the original church was built in 1840. The new church was built in 1895 though, and is since used for religious activities and prayers. This cathedral is among the most impressive churches in the United States. The structure of the church is magnificently built using red bricks along with terracotta trim and sandstone.

Washington National Cathedral

This beautiful cathedral is counted to be the world’s sixth biggest cathedral. The entire church is constructed using grand works of architecture that is truly delightful to set eye upon. The place also acts as a home to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. The congregation of the church has about 1,200 members. The wonderful church is also designated as a house of prayer to all. The cathedral conducts a number of celebrations and national memorial services each year.

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