When was the basilica in Washington DC built?
Also, what is the Catholic Cathedral in Washington DC?
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Also, what makes a Catholic church a basilica? A basilica is a church with certain privileges conferred on it by the Pope. Not all churches with "basilica" in their title actually have the ecclesiastical status, which can lead to confusion, since it is also an architectural term for a church-building style. Such churches are referred to as immemorial basilicas.
Simply so, how long did it take to build the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception?
The basilica honors Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus Christ. It took roughly 40 years to construct and opened in 1959.
How much did the Basilica of the National Shrine cost?
At the time that the Property was transferred from CUA to the Basilica in July 2012, the Basilica paid $38,125 in recordation fees.