The great weather this weekend motivated me to get out and finally see some architecturally relevant, but less known places around DC. One of the best sites I visited was the Franciscan Monastery tucked away in a residential neighborhood of Northeast DC. The church and cloister are situated on a hill and the cloister opens to the south revealing a small well designed park. This park had everything, including hidden grottos, all being replicas of historical biblical spaces. I found this better than the church itself. This is worth a visit for someone who finds themselves in the area.
Location: 1400 Quincy St NE, Washington, DC 20017