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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Address: 4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
Phone Number: +1 314-373-8242
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Description: The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of...
The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built between 1907 and 1914. The Cathedral's 100th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2014. It is known for its' beautiful interior mosaics, which took nearly 80 years to create using more than 41 million pieces of glass tesserae. The Cathedral is known for having one of the largest mosaic collections in the Western Hemisphere.
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I Have Never Been In A More Beautiful Church Anywhere. The mosaic tile work was out of this word. This is a most see when going to St Louis.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

I Have Never Been In A More Beautiful Church Anywhere. The mosaic tile work was out of this word. This is a most see when going to St Louis.

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Columbus, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It is a beautiful, calm and quiet place. Art work inside the cathedral is very good. Keeps you captivated. Guides are available if you want to know the history of the place. Many sculptures around the cathedral. Worth a visit in St. Louis

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral is serene and very peaceful. The church is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. The adornments and decorations are unbelievable and just a work of art. We did not make it to mass because we travel with 4 children and @ the time hungry and late. Not clear on where to park around the... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Most beautiful cathedral we have visited. Be sure and ask the times for guided tours as our guide was extremely knowledgeable and willing to answer questions from the group. A guided tour helps you really appreciate the intricate artwork and history of the church. Grand cathedral with beautiful detailing, spectacular mosaics and paintings, a must see if you are in... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We got a guided tour and it was so informative and beautiful! You are welcome to take pictures and video since it is all mosaic and no paint. Incredible!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The St. Louis Basilica is a must-see for not only tourists, but St. Louisans as well. Tours are given at various points during the day, although you can stop in almost any time and see the most unusual mosaics which took nearly 100 years to complete. You can enjoy not only Christian Biblical principles, but also St. Louis history throughout... More 

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Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

WOW, I don't know how to say how great this was. Every where you look you can see details that you didn't see the first time. They have volunteers who give tours. Gift shop. Again you have to see this Cathedral.

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Breath taking beauty that can't be fully described with words. It's a must see. Even my 7 year old grandson was stopped in his tracks.

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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Been to the Cathedral many time, my daughter was baptized there, it is one of a kind. What makes it so special is knowing that all paintings on the ceiling are made of mosaic. It is a must if visiting St Louis.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a magnificent structure and definitely worth seeing. You do not have to be of any particular religion -- or even be associated with a religion at all -- to admire and enjoy the Basilica of St. Louis. There is no charge, and it appears to be open to the public whenever church services are not taking place. We... More 

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