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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108 (Central West End)
+1 314-373-8242
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Ranked #1 of 148 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Religious Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Twickenham
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The mosaics on the highly decorated ceilings are stunning. This is a beautiful place that is inspiring and interesting.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This cathedral is supposed to have the most mosaics of any cathedral in the country! Truly a beautiful church, well worth a stop to explore.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is an amazing piece of architecture for the United States.. I suppose it's small by European standards but so rich in detail and design. Going to mass feel likes it really counts.. ( Like you can probably miss mass next week it counts double!) Be sure not to miss mass in this space.. but if you aren't there be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Quite possibly the most beautiful church I've ever visited and I've traveled lots. Take it from an architect, this cathedral is a must see. The mosaics are incredible. If you can take the tour, please do it as the docent explained the symbolism which made it more meaningful. We were there on a Saturday afternoon and waited until a wedding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I have been using trip advisor now anytime I am traveling and it has never let me down. This is truly one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen, breathtaking!I am so glad I was able to see with my own eyes, the pictures do not do it justice! Wow!

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Albany, New York
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Recommend for anyone of any faith to visit. As devout Roman Catholics we tend to visit churches when staying in or passing through cities. Even been known to drop in on a couple Cardinals for a private audience. I was very impressed and certainly feel it was far more beautiful than the Cathedral of my own Archdiocese in NY. They... More

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Granger, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful basilica with amazing mosaics! It reminds me of the cathedrals in Europe. A surprise find in St. Louis. Go to the gallery in the basement - it shows how they put the mosaics together. Check to see if they have a wedding if you go on the weekend. We showed up and had only 15 minutes... More

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic Basilica. The mosiacs are amazing. Even my son who only went because I wanted to see it found it amazing. It is well worth the stop.

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North Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Ran Across this on our way to the Chess museum and stopped in to take a look. The mosaics are gorgeous and the place is huge! Worth stopping by for a few minutes.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The Basilica was always on the list of sites to see on our recent St. Louis trip. It worked out well to stop there mid-afternoon before checking into our hotel. My two daughters were awed by the stunning Byzantine-style mosaics, and we walked all around the Cathedral, gazing into the heights. The girls used their Latin skills to translate the... More

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