Tour of Denver's Religious Buildings, Denver (Self Guided)

Denver has a wide variety of religious buildings, including churches, temples and cathedrals, each of which is interesting in its own way. Many of Denver's churches date back to the 18th century. Take this tour to admire Denver's most beautiful places of worship.
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Tour of Denver's Religious Buildings Map

Guide Name: Tour of Denver's Religious Buildings
Guide Location: USA » Denver (See other walking tours in Denver)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 km
Author: ChristineCu
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Alma Temple

1) Alma Temple

Alma Temple is part of the Pillar of Fire Church, which was founded in 1922. Alma Temple was inaugurated in 1935 and named after Alma White, the creator of the first church of this kind. The temple is build in the classic Revival style. It is inscribed with the words "Alma Temple" in keeping with the American tradition of marking new buildings.
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Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception

2) Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (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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Temple Emanuel

3) Temple Emanuel

Temple Emanuel is a well-known Denver synagogue. Founded in 1899, this striking temple was built in the Neo-Moorish style. With massive domed ceilings and elegant chairs, the temple serves as a home to its Jewish congregation and fosters Jewish values in this region. In 1978, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Saint Paul Lutheran Church

4) Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Saint Paul Lutheran Church is an evangelical church built in the Neo-Gothic style in 1884. The church is famous for the ritual of Taize, which consists of music, meditation and prayer fusion. This corner building, with its striking and impressive appearance, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Central Presbyterian Church

5) Central Presbyterian Church

Central Presbyterian Church was founded in the mid-18th century and moved to its present site in 1876 to accommodate its growing congregation. To help construct the church, the city's gamblers and saloon keepers were charged money. The beautiful red-brick church was built in the traditional Neo-Gothic style. The church has played an important role in Denver's development. Today, Central Presbyterian Church is principally a place of worship. It also hosts weddings and even high school proms on occasion. The church encourages its parishioners to volunteer at the church and in the community.
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Trinity United Methodist Church

6) Trinity United Methodist Church (must see)

Trinity United Methodist Church is a historic building designed in the Modern Gothic style in the 19th century. Some architectural details have since been added. The first thing you will notice about the church is its medieval iron gates and its copper cross that rises up in the sky. The church's tower used to be highest in the city, and its Victorian-era pipe organ was once the envy of the city.
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Holy Ghost Church

7) Holy Ghost Church (must see)

Holy Ghost Church is a Catholic church, which was founded in 1943. The building's design mingles Spanish Renaissance style with Italian Renaissance style. Certain architectural details combine to create a light, delicate interior and striking exterior. The church stands out beautifully amidst Denver's modern glass architecture. The church continues to offer shelter, food and affection to those who are in need.
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Denver Buddhist Temple

8) Denver Buddhist Temple

Denver Buddhist Temple is a place of prayer and connection to the supreme spiritual power. It is part of the Buddhist Churches of America. Japanese immigrants established the first Buddhist temple in Denver in 1916. Today the temple serves a diverse group of Buddhist worshipers.
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Agape Christian Church

9) Agape Christian Church

Agape Christian Church was founded in 1968. The church is located in a beautiful building that dates back to 1887. The atmosphere inside is very peaceful and welcoming. The colorful stained glass windows provide a kaleidoscopic effect whenever the sun shines, and various shapes and patterns play on the church's worn wooden floors.

Walking Tours in Denver, Colorado

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Tour of Denver's Skyscrapers

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
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Travel Distance: 5.7 km
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Tour of Denver's City Parks

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Family Entertainment Tour of Denver

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Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Denver for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Denver has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Denver, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.