Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver (must see)

The Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is a cathedral serving Roman Catholics. It is home to the Archdiocese of Denver, and holds three daily masses and six Sunday masses. It can accommodate up to 800 worshipers at a time. The church also serves the community, providing between 50,000 and 60,000 lunches to the poor every year. Construction of the cathedral started in 1902, but was not completed until 1911, at a final cost of approximately $500,000. Its inaugural mass was held on October 27, 1912, and it was consecrated in 1921. The cathedral's architect was Leon Coquard of Detroit, who designed the cathedral in the French Gothic style. The building features two 210-foot spires and is made of limestone from Indiana and granite from Gunnison, Colorado. The altar, statuary, and bishop's chair are all made of marble from Carrara, Italy, and the 75 stained glass windows are from the F.X. Zetter's Royal Bavarian Institute in Munich.

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Sight Name: Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception
Sight Location: Denver, USA
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Tour of Denver's Religious Buildings   Downtown Orientation Walk  

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