Each week, prominent Washingtonians share places or events that are special and unique to Washington with Cultural Tourism DC.

This week, National Aquarium Executive Director Bob Ramin shares his five favorite spots. The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception makes his list. He says the soaring, sedate, contemplative space is well worth a stop.

Go to our Washingtology page to see the rest of Ramin’s top five favorite places — and read lists compiled by other Washingtonians.

What about you? Tell us your favorite places in the comments section below.