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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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We enjoyed visiting the Basilica a 2nd time and enjoyed the tour as much as the first. Each visit we've learned more about the Cathedral and enjoyed looking at the beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Central, Indiana
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Cleveland, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Right near the arch -don't forget to stop in here and look at this historic church. A beautiful small church.

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Central, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the Basilica a 2nd time and enjoyed the tour as much as the first. Each visit we've learned more about the Cathedral and enjoyed looking at the beautiful mosaics.

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Rolla, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You must first see this from the top of the Arch, and then after, walk to the Cathedral and step into the most beautiful Church and history in St. Louis. You mustn't miss the chance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We showed up just as 3:00 walking tour was organizing - guide was as good as any we have ever had. Building is surprisingly spectacular.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Great church. Beautiful inside. View of the arch from the windows on the right side. There was a wedding going to take place the day we visited so it was being decorated with flowers. Limited parking, so suggest just getting there on foot, by horse carriage, or taxi instead.

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We happened to see and visit it because we passed it on our way to the Arch.It is said to be the oldest cathedral in the West of the States. The inner of this church is--a difference to European Catholic churches- quite simple, not overdecorated.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral Basilica has to be seen in side, hopefully with the interior lights on. Nothing like it's majestic inlaid mosaics to awe visitors, coupled with its enormous size. Very impressive.

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Waukegan, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Definitely worth the visit- spent about an hour just looking up at all the wonderful works of art. Easy street parking.

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Columbia, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

If you are impressed from the outside of this cathedral, you will be in awe as soon as you enter it. An unbelievably huge amount of mosaics cover the walls and each and every one of them is a piece of art.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

@ jewel of the entire country,world class cathedral that rivels the greatest in the world. Take a tour if you can ,its so much better but don't miss this display of art and history.

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