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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Address: 4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108 (Central West End)
Phone Number: +1 314-373-8242
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Ranked #1 of 133 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Went to visit church and a service was going on so I stated for the service which was awesome. I thought the building would have been more ornate and beautiful tho. But amazing history!

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Macomb, il
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a place not to be missed if in St. Louis. If in Europe the tour buses would be lined up out front. The mosaics are spectacular and the size and scope of the work is hard to comprehend. If you are there during a service the organ music is uplifting

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IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is a must do in St. Louis! This is by far the most beautiful thing I've seen. I'd highly recommend it to everyone!!

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Bristol, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I have traveled the world for fifty years and here in America is one of the finest cathedrals I have visited. It is truly a hidden gem. The mosaics are as fine as what one sees in Venice and Florence. The location is also charming and I suggest wandering the neighborhood.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Incredible display of mosaics - a hidden gem! Check the time before you go as you can not enter the Cathedral during mass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

It doesn't matter what religion you are, the Cathedral is a must see. You can take a tour or wander about on your own. We have done both. The architecture, the history, it's just stunning and the mosiacs are absolutly stunning. It is one of the most beautful, historical places in th beautiful city of St. Louis!

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A beautiful piece of architecture here in the heart of America. We traveled to St. Louis specifically, to attend Mass here and to see for ourselves the beauty of this incredible edifice. It did not disappoint. There were many non-Catholics visiting at the time too. Be respectful and do not disturb people during services.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This church is so beautiful and intricate! Definitely worth a stop to tour the inside. The enormity of it will impress anyone. Hop in on one of the free tours through it to learn a little more about the building and it's construction and importance.

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Lombard, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This unique basilica is an easy visit from downtown St. Louis and the attractions of Forest Park to the west.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I wasn't expecting this at all in St. Louis--or really anywhere else in the US. The mosaics in the Cathedral were really incredible. The Cathedral is huge and every corner is covered with beautiful mosaics. The dome and the sanctuary areas area really on par with many of the Cathedral's and church's that I have seen all across Europe. I... More 

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