This massive, stunning Catholic Basilica is not only the perfect place for any American Catholic to make a pilgrimage; people of any faith will be in awe when they see the sheer size of this church. Anyone interested in architecture will be interested to see how this building was constructed without using any modern methods like structural steel beams and framework, and how it also seamlessly blends architectural styles from different periods over the last 2000 years.
400 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA
Nearest Transit: Brookland-CUA (Red Line)
National Shrine and Nearby Attractions on Map
D.C. War Memorial(2.8 km)
The Mall's only local memorial, and the only memorial to WWI, is this small structure in the form of a Doric-style open-air temple serving as tribute to the 26,000 Washingtonians who served in the Great War.
African-American Civil War Memorial(2.8 km)
The nation's only monument to African American Civil War soldiers.
Mount St Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery(1.5 km)
This monastery is an odd one.
President Lincoln's Cottage(1.4 km)
President Lincoln and his family summered here from 1862-1864 to escape the awful climate (physical and political) of the White House.
Rock Creek Cemetery(2 km)
This is no Congressional Cemetery, no Arlington Cemetery.
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