Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception


Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Architecture

State: Washington DC

City: Washington

GPS Latitude: 38.933369

GPS Longitude: -77.000656


From Washington D.C., take the Red Line Metro to Brookland/CUA station. The Basilica is located within the Catholic University of America

Photo Spot Details

The great basilica in Washington D.C. If you’re into church architecture, this place is a must. Beautiful stained glasses, grand chapel, the whole package. Tripod and flash are NOT allowed. BUT! you can take one of those Joby Gorilla pods and get away with taking pictures. That’s how I took most of these pictures.

You might want to visit on a weekday. Gets very crowded with tourists and congregation starting Friday night. Also, the Pope is scheduled to visit in September so that will be a HUGE event!

Canon DSLR + EF20-35mm f/2.8L @ 21mm, ISO 100, 20/1, f/8.0
Canon DSLR + EF20-35mm f/2.8L @ 20mm, ISO 400, 1/4, f/8.0
Canon DSLR + EF20-35mm f/2.8L @ 20mm, ISO 320, 4/1, f/10.0
Canon DSLR + EF20-35mm f/2.8L @ 20mm, ISO 100, 1/50, f/10.0

Reader Interactions


  1. Marianne
    March 29, 2021 at 11:41 am

    Would any of these images be available for use–specifically the interior dome shot?
    Who would I get in touch with?

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