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Chicago's downtown is home to a number of striking and architecturally significant houses of worship. Visit several of these sites, including "the tallest church in the world"—a skyscraper with offices, designed for worship and work.

1.5 Hours
South east corner of State St. and Jackson Blvd.

This tour includes stops at five completely different sites—some built specifically for the groups that use them, others re-purposed from former office spaces. Be surprised by magnificent architectural details on the exteriors and interiors, with highlights including an intimate chapel for the Loop's growing student population, an enormous expanse of stained glass in a synagogue and an Art Deco church with a massive crucifix sculpture at its entrance.

  • The tour meets in front of the St. Vincent DePaul sculpture on the southeast corner of State Street and Jackson Boulevard. It ends at Clark and Washington Streets.
  • Tour-takers wishing to see a sixth sacred space (exterior and interior) will be escorted an additional six city blocks, to Wabash Avenue and Wacker Drive, adding about 20 to 30 minutes to the tour.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.
  • This tour is available for private bookings. Contact for more information.

Upcoming Sacred Spaces in Downtown Chicago Tours

Scheduled departures for this tour will return next season. To be notified when tickets for our next tour season go on sale, email