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Address: 1400 Quincy St Northeast, Washington DC, DC 20017
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The monastery in DC is the closest that some will get to visiting the Holy...

The monastery in DC is the closest that some will get to visiting the Holy Land. The Monastery of Mount St. Sepulchre, designated a National Historic Site in 1991, has been a place of worship and pilgrimage for thousands of visitors since the church's dedication in 1899. Free tours are given daily of the catacombs, church, and gardens.

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Faithful reproduction of Holy Land architecture and sites, including the Holy Sepulchre, Roman catacombs, and the Rosary Portico. As beautiful as the Church and shrines are, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Faithful reproduction of Holy Land architecture and sites, including the Holy Sepulchre, Roman catacombs, and the Rosary Portico. As beautiful as the Church and shrines are, the grounds are doubly beautiful, and in the spring one could literally spend hours upon hours there. We've been going since I was a kid, and it always touches me. An absolutely wonderful experience,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Quiet, relaxing, beautiful. I spent and hour looking around and sitting. Only two other visitors the whole time. I'm not religious, but this is just a nice place to self reflect, even if you are not religious.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The Monastery is a little unique tucked away gem in the Nation's Capital. In the area of the National Basilica, well worth a visit for Catholics and non-Catholics alike; anyone who appreciates unique architecture, gardens, and solemn places in general. The guided tour is worth taken, if only because you can't view the basement spaces without a guide. The church... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Not easy to get to (red line from Union Station and longish walk up a hill) but worth the effort. Guided tours of sites made to look like the Holy Land. We were concerned that this would be tacky but it is well done and educational. Lots to see and do and interesting stories of what is represented. Free but... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The church on the grounds of the monastery is absolutely beautiful, as are the gardens on the grounds. The idea behind this place is "if you can't visit the holy land, visit here," and as such the church contains replicas and artifacts designed to resemble various holy spaces and/or from various holy spaces. While I appreciate what the church is... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

this semi accurate replica of the Holy Land famous spots brings a little of what that experience must be like. The church alone is worth the visit! Do a free guided tour to make the most of the experience and tour the catacombs and other sites that are only available with a guide. And it's free.. with the opportunity for... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The architecture is fabulous, only surpassed by the beautiful grounds. Excellent tour guide was amazing and made the tour a very informative and delightful experience.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This monastery has lovely grounds and free parking. It is easily accessible from the CUA/Brookland Metro stop. There is an excellent Introduction to the Holy Places and the site of the Crucifixion and the Tomb of Resurrection are exact replicas. The gift store is OK but could have some better quality items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

If you have the time and you're visiting Catholic University or the National Shrine, it is worth walking the half-mile to see this monastery. The grounds and the building are beautiful -- a great way to find a calm space in the city.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a wonderful place visit to admire the interior work of the main hall, to learn about Christianity, and to enjoy the wonderful the outdoor garden. The place can be easily accessed and found by car. It is located in the Brookland area (sometime known by locals as "little Rome"). There are plenty of parking spaces provided by the... More 

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