Saint John Paul II National Shrine, Washington DC
(4.9/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
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  • The most recent renovations made this a truly life-changing experience. The relic chapel (where a vial of St. John Paul's blood is kept in a beautiful reliquary) was so powerful, and then the exhibit ...  more »
  • We spent three hours here in the Luminous Mysteries Chapel, the main Chapel, the St. Thomas More exhibit (only there until March 31) and the St. John Paul 2 museum. The latter illustrates what a great...  more »
  • I'd heard of this Shrine but mistakenly thought it was a little roadside grotto. No! It's a huge building with a small church, gorgeous displays, and mementos of John Paul II's life including family p...  more »
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  • I actually started working at the shrine last week and not only was the staff ridiculously warm, welcoming, and professional but the shrin was absolutely magnificent. I love learning new things and I learned so much not only from the shrine but my fantastic co-workers as well. It's a great place to think and reflect be at peace. PLEASE VISIT!!!!!!
  • Really spectacular place. Bought by the Knights of Columbus. My friend that is a Knight wanted to go to noon mass so I joined him. 1st time to mass. Very nice and if Saint John Paul II or the Knights has meaning to you it is well worth the time. Also nice little gift shop, 1st level relic and large exhibit area.
  • Completely transformed from the original JPII Cultural Center. I went w/my husband - we left having felt like we had been on a retreat - a deeply moving experience! We highly recommend making this a part of your DC visit - even if you don't share the Catholic faith - the world should know the remarkable impact even one person can have through being a person of strong character and heroic virtue. We especially recommend for young adults and families (or schools) with teens.
  • Great experience during my visit to the Saint John Paul II shrine. Inspiring exhibits and very helpful staff. Can't wait to return next year at Easter time.
  • A phenomenal hidden treasure. One of the best exhibits I have seen of anything or anyone!