Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament - Sacramento

On my last trip to Sacramento California, I scouted this location in advance via Google Maps.  Once I found it, I knew I had to find time to visit this location on my trip.  I am a sucker for old churches.  Something about the architecture of old churches just pulls me in regardless of the type of religion.

This is the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, which is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento.  The facility is located in downtown Sacramento at the corner of 11th and K Street, about two blocks from the California Capital building.  The architectural style is Italian Renaissance on the exterior and Victorian on the interior.  Construction of this facility was started in 1887, during the California Gold Rush era.  I’m guessing some of that gold paid for this church.  Money well spent for this amazing building that has lasted over a 100 years.

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