Basilica of the Assumption


Also known as America's First Cathedral, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (much more commonly known as the Basilica of the Assumption) is one of the city's most eye-catching landmarks. The structure, with its prominent dome and twin spires, is considered the masterpiece of architect Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Check the website for information about start times for guided tours.

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