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Travelers Today       By    MJ De Castro

Updated: Jul 29, 2018 04:27 PM EDT

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Catholicism is everywhere in America. This is why the cathedrals have left a spiritual and cultural mark in the country. The beautiful churches are a must-see not only for religious people but also those who love architecture.
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Washington National Cathedral

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In every part of the world, there is no shortage of sacred places to check out — whether travelers want to worship or just sightsee.

America is not short of breathtaking cathedrals, churches, and other places of worship. With its immaculate structure, intricate designs, and rich history, they tend to be visited for good reasons.

While many may think Europe boasts the best churches, these structures of religion in the country will make people realize that they do not have to leave America to see splendid architectural styles of churches.

Washington National Cathedral

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The Washington National Cathedral has been around since 1907. Besides being a spiritual center, it has been a must-visit location. If the gorgeous church is not enough to convince people to visit, its lush grounds that are always beaming with year-round spiritual and cultural activities definitely will.

Inside the colossal structure, visitors will also find amazing photographs and other exhibits that are related to the church's vibrant history.

Cathedral Of Saint Paul

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The Cathedral of Saint Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota is the fourth church carrying its name. It was completed in 1958 and was consecrated by Archbishop William O. Brady.

The grandiose exterior walls of the cathedral are made up of Saint Cloud Granite, while its interior walls are made of American Travertine from Mankato. To add to its impressive feel, it has seven bronze grills in the altar. The chapel's main walls are built out of Italian Botticino marble.

The church also has a breathtaking Resurrection window. For those who want to go on a tour of the church, they can visit the Cathedral Museum. According to its website, the church is not only an amazing parish community but is also a spiritual home for everyone.

St. Patrick's Cathedral

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St. Patrick's Cathedral in the heart of New York City, east side of Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan, is one of the most iconic churches in the country. The Neo-Gothic church was originally constructed from 1858 to 1872 but went on a hiatus during the civil war.

The building was rededicated in 1910 and new structures that include the spires followed. The prominent structure is one of the most famous symbols of Catholicism in America. The cathedral also went on a three-year restoration starting on 2012 to reverse the effects brought about by soot and decay.

Cathedral-Basilica Of St. Louis, King Of France

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St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans' most famous landmarks. The gigantic triple steeples in the church represents the heart of the beautiful city. Although there have been many churches that were built on the spot since 1727, the current one was completed in 1793.

The First Church Of Christ

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The First Church of Christ is a beautiful Romanesque Revival and Renaissance structure located in Boston, Massachusetts. The original building was constructed in 1894 and has Italian marble floors, and beautiful stained glass showing bible stories. In 1906, it was improved to accommodate more than 3,000 people. The church also has the largest pipe organ in the world.

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