Photograph by James P. Blair

St. Matthew’s Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Avenue N.W.; phone: +1 202 347 3215)

This excellent example of Renaissance-style architecture contains a white marble altar with colored floral insets similar to those found in the Taj Mahal. Glass windows, frescoes, and mosaics are the work of French and Italian craftspeople. President Kennedy’s funeral was held here on November 25, 1963.