Places of Worship in Dallas, Dallas

Places of Worship in Dallas, Dallas
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Dallas is one of the biggest cities in the world and one that is rich in religious congregations. Every place of worship in Dallas is worth visiting, yet the downtown concentrates are especially memorable. Cathedrals, churches, and chapels are all here for your enjoyment.

Places of Worship in Dallas Map

Guide Name: Places of Worship in Dallas
Guide Location: USA » Dallas (See other walking tours in Dallas)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: sylvia
St. Paul United Methodist Church

1) St. Paul United Methodist Church

St. Paul United Methodist Church is a true gem of the Art District in Dallas, Texas. It was organized by freed slaves in the year 1873. As such, it is one of the oldest African American churches in all of Texas. It is also the only such church in downtown Dallas.

The local congregation is well known in the area for its “Body and Soul” ministry, which feeds the homeless in downtown Dallas twice a week. They get hundreds of people each day they are open.

The church is also a landmark for...   view more
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The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

2) The Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe

The Cathedral Shrine is one of the largest churches in Dallas, with over 17,000 families. It is also one of the most historic churches in town, as this was the first Catholic community formed in the area. It is also the Mother Church for the local diocese.

The local worshiping community was founded in 1869. It was called the Sacred Heart Church then. They built their first building in 1872. In 1890, the church was reformed into the Cathedral for the area, after the Dallas area became a...   view more
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First United Methodist Church of Dallas

3) First United Methodist Church of Dallas (must see)

The First United Methodist Church is a very old part of the downtown section of Dallas. It is also quite famous. In fact, it has been part of that overall landscape since 1860. The actual worshiping community has been together since 1846. At that point in history, there were three small Methodist Churches in the area, which were served by an itinerate preacher. Those congregations merged together by the time the First Church was formed in 1860.

The current building was finished in 1928. It is...   view more
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First Baptist Church of Dallas

4) First Baptist Church of Dallas

The First Baptist Church of Dallas is a very famous house of worship. In modern terms, it is a mega church, which means it has a whole lot of members. As a part of the Southern Baptist Convention, it had just shy of 10,000 members in 2011, according to their statistics.

The church was founded in 1872. The current building was completed in 1891, and has been a prominent part of the downtown landscape for years. The church is done in a Gothic style of architecture, and covers over six city...   view more
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Thanksgiving Chapel

5) Thanksgiving Chapel

The Thanksgiving Chapel is located in the heart of the business district of Dallas. It is a must see, as you will have to look hard to find a chapel with more beauty and unusual architecture. It is definitely something you would not expect to be where it is.

The overall shape of the building is curvilinear, which means it is like a snail shell. It was designed to mimic the Al-Malwia minaret from the Great Mosque of Samarra Iraq, which was built in the 9th Century. There is a famous verse from...   view more
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St Jude Chapel

6) St Jude Chapel

St Jude Chapel is one of the Roman Catholic Parishes from downtown and serves as a peaceful and quiet place. People attend the chapel daily for Mass and confession. Inside, visitors will admire terrific stained glass windows. The church was established in 1968 and has a seating capacity of 350...   view more
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First Presbyterian Church-Dallas

7) First Presbyterian Church-Dallas

The First Presbyterian Church is a very famous and historical church in Dallas. It is located in the Farmers Market District of the city, on Park Avenue. This group was the first congregation of Presbyterians founded here.

The congregation was founded in 1856. The first pastor was the Reverend Robert Byers. It had a total of eleven members back then. In the beginning, the group met wherever they could. Through the years, the church has had a total of four buildings, as the congregation...   view more
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