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While visitors may not enter the friary, they are welcome to stroll the cloisters, and visit replicas of Holy Land shrines and gorgeous domed Blessed Sacrament chapel. All are welcome; there is no charge for admission.

Pictured: Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land garden

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Brookland

A neighborhood with the nickname "Little Rome" looks exactly how one might suspect. Home to Catholic University, this Northeast neighborhood is filled with beautiful churches and awe-inspiring architecture, including the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The neighborhood is also home to Civil War-era forts and landmarks, including Lincoln’s Cottage.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception lords over Brookland. The largest Roman Catholic church in the United States and North America, it is one of the 10 largest in the world.
Learn more about this historic neighborhood full of Civil War-era landmarks, quiet residential streets and picturesque places.
The lesser known of Lincoln's official presidential residences is open to visitors following a $10-million renovation.
From beautiful architecture to historic presidential houses, explore Brookland's scenic sights.
It isn't called "Little Rome" for nothing! Mangia bene in Brookland.
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