Religious Buildings Tour in Seattle, Seattle

Religious Buildings Tour in Seattle, Seattle
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the iOS app "Seattle Map and Walks" on iTunes App Store or the Android app "Seattle Map and Walks" on Google Play. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Seattle's religious buildings play a very important role in the city's social life, as they did at the moment of their construction. Besides their religious input, Seattle's religious buildings are an important source of the community's architectural and artistic heritage. This walking tour will lead you to some of the most beautiful and famous religious sights in Seattle.

Religious Buildings Tour in Seattle Map

Guide Name: Religious Buildings Tour in Seattle
Guide Location: USA » Seattle (See other walking tours in Seattle)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
Author: doris
Trinity Parish Episcopal Church

1) Trinity Parish Episcopal Church

The Gothic style Trinity Parish Episcopal Church is one of Seattle’s oldest churches that has a continually meeting congregation. The church is the Mother Church of all other Episcopal churches and mission activities in Seattle.

The Trinity Parish Episcopal Church started as a small congregation in a wooden church in 1870. Until the arrival of George Herbert Watson in 1878, the church did not have an organized parish. Rev Watson established the Grace Hospital and five mission churches and...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
St. James Cathedral

2) St. James Cathedral

The mother church of the Archdiocese of Seattle, the St. James Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Church and the seat of the Archbishop of Seattle. Located in the First Hill neighborhood of Seattle, the church, in the name of St. James the Greater, the patron Saint of the archdiocese is the third St. James Cathedral to be the seat of the archbishop.

The first St. James Cathedral was located within Fort Vancouver. A new building was later constructed as the seat of the Archbishop in Vancouver,...   view more
Seattle First Presbyterian Church

3) Seattle First Presbyterian Church

The Seattle First Presbyterian Church is located in Downtown, Seattle. It is a historic urban church that features beautiful architecture. The Seattle First Presbyterian Church is one of the largest Presbyterian Churches in...   view more
Plymouth Congregational Church

4) Plymouth Congregational Church

Plymouth Congregational Church is a historic congregation (second oldest) located in downtown Seattle and associated with the United Church of Christ. Plymouth is known for its history of social justice advocacy, music program and its creation of programs to serve the homeless, such as Plymouth Healing Communities and Plymouth Housing Group. Plymouth is led by the Reverend Brigitta Remole with Musical Director, Dr. Douglas Cleveland. Plymouth Congregational Church began in 1869 when the founders...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

5) Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church was established in 2008 as a result of the merger of the Church at the Center and Westminster Presbyterian Church. The church's architecture is stunning, with stained glass windows, amazing paintings and a large and spectacular...   view more
Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

6) Saint Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral

This City Landmark in Seattle is located at 1714, 13th Avenue. The cathedral is built in the traditional vibrantly colored Russian Orthodox Church architectural style.

The St. Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral was built by Russian emigrants who fled Russia during the Russian Revolution and the Japanese occupation of Manchuria and settled in Seattle in 1932. It served as the beacon of the Russian orthodox worship and culture in the American Northwest. The church was consecrated by Archbishop Tikhon...   view more
First African Methodist Episcopal Church

7) First African Methodist Episcopal Church

The First African Methodist Church in Seattle grew from a small Sunday gathering to the Church building that is now located on 14th Avenue. When the church was first built, the street that is now 14th Avenue was called Jones Street. Historically the FAME was known as the Jones Street Church.

In 1886, prominent African American Seattle resident, Seaborn J. Collins who later became the first African American to be elected to office in Kings County started a small Sunday school gathering. All...   view more
Temple de Hirsch Sinai

8) Temple de Hirsch Sinai (must see)

Named after the German Jewish philanthropist Baron Maurice De Hirsch, the Temple De Hirsch Sinai is a reform Jewish Synagogue and the largest reform congregation in the Pacific Northwest.

The Temple de Hirsch was founded in Seattle in 1899 and celebrated its centenary in 1999. The first congregation was small and as the members increased, the cornerstone for a new establishment was laid at Bolyston Avenue and Marion Street. This new building was not raised higher than the basement. In 1907 a...   view more
Immaculate Conception Church

9) Immaculate Conception Church

Seattle’s oldest standing church, the Immaculate Conception Church was established by the Society of Jesus in 1891. The Seattle University stands on the site of the first church building. The present building at 820, 18th Avenue was constructed in 1904.

The Immaculate Conception Church building has a record of being built in a period of six months. The brick Italian style construction has a wooden roof and twin towers with gold cupolas. The design was by Williams and Clark. All the...   view more


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