Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- Address: 400 Michigan Avenue, Northeast, Washington DC
- Admission: Free
- Transit: Free parking is available on the west side of the Basilica at Harewood Road. The closest Metrorail stop is Brookland-CUA, serving the Red Line.
Designed by Charles D. Maginnis, an Irish-born architect famous for building churches all over America, construction of the Basilica began in 1920; delayed by financial setbacks during the Great Depression and World War II, the Basilica wasn’t formally opened to the public until 1959.
Gilded mosaic work on the ceiling of the Redemption Dome was completed in 2006, and as of 2012, the Basilica now houses a total of 70 individual chapels full of art and sacred artifacts.
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