Wow! I love Washington DC and have been to the National Cathedral many times but the Basilica is now on my list to visit during my next trip to DC May 24-27 thanks to your beautiful pictures. It looks like I can take the Metro Red Line to the Brookland/CUA station and it is just a short walk from there.
Thank you so much!!
That'll work, letting you out about a half mile away. As always, stay alert. The Red Line is used by a lot of teenagers during the day after school and several cell phones have been snatched, especially from Gallery Place/Chinatown (Verizon Center stop) on. Shrine closes at 7pm in the spring. Enjoy.
Thanks for the warning, I'm usually pretty careful since I travel alone. As far as snatching my cell phone I am still lovingly clinging to a 5 year BlackBerry so I doubt if anyone would want to snatch it (they just might laugh at me) and I typically don't have my head buried in it; emails and texts can always wait as far as I'm concerned.
I can't wait to see the Basilica!