Visiting the National Cathedral in Washington DC (Photos)

The National Cathedral in Washington DC is full of incredible architecture with gardens surrounding it. It’s free to enter the National Cathedral and you’ll be greeted with stunning ceilings inside. Construction of the Cathedral started in 1907 and took nearly 80 years for the “final finial” to be placed in 1990.

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You can easily spend an hour or two exploring the grounds of the National Cathedral. You’ll often see photographers taking engagement photos and tourists exploring the gardens. The area around the Cathedral is great for portraits but of course the architecture is incredible to capture as well.

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National Cathedral Pictures

Here are some of my photos of National Cathedral. When you’re planning a visit to the National Cathedral I’d recommend brining a wide angle lens to capture the grand nature of the building.


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I hope you enjoyed my photos from the National Cathedral in Washington DC. If you’re looking for more places to see in DC check out my list of DC photo spots.

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