The Washington National Cathedral is the sixth largest cathedral in the world. It is of neo-gothic design and very cool to visit. Construction on the cathedral begin in 1907 and 83 years later the final finial was put in place. Until January 2014 it was free to visit the cathedral, but now a fee is charged to help offset the high cost of maintaining a building of this size.
The exterior of the cathedral is awe inspiring with its flying buttresses, towers, spires and gargoyles. The interior is just as impressive with its stained glass windows, tapestries, mosaics, and paintings. We did not take the tour but instead wandered around on our own.