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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 150 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

This is such a surprise. From the outside the Cathedral looks nice and big, the usual impressive architecture but nothing outstanding. This soon changed as you enter in the large ominous doors. Simply stunning mosaic designs on a grand scale. I don't want to describe anymore as it needs to be seen for itself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Do yourself a favor and just go see it. I don't really know what else to say. I don't feel like I'm in America when I walk in.

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The massive collection of beautiful mosaics make this huge cathedral a must see. Take your time and explore.

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Every part of this church will capture your attention. If you think you can take a quick walk through the church, you are mistaken. Take your time and enjoy the mosaics. It is a wonderful, up-lifting experience.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I've been to a number of churches and cathedrals in Europe so when I saw this was #1 on Trip Advisor I figured that was just by North American standards, but this basilica is up there with some of the best in Europe. Really a must see in St Louis.

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Cape Girardeau, Missouri, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Ok Catholics, do you like your masses to have lots of priests, lots of reverby pipe organ, and altar servers that hold the little ping pong paddles under your mouth during communion? If so, than check out Sunday Mass at The Basilica. It's a gorgeous church with a lot of incredible art work, so if they homily gets a little... More

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Ellsworth, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The "Old Cathedral" is currently under some restoration however you can still enter and look around. The pipe organ is spectacular as is all the gorgeous woodwork--floors, pews, alter.

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This church is one of the most beautiful churches in the United States. The inside rivals St. John the Divine in Malta . Totally done in mosaics. You must see the Basilla.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The mosaic work is truly amazing and the whole building is huge but very welcoming. It is easy to spend a lot of time looking up at the beautiful ceilings and walls.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It took 85 years to build this place and it had one of the WORLDS largest collections of mosaics. You go in and you will swear that you are in a Cathedral in Europe. BEAUTIFUL! Sometimes they have volunteers who will give you a tour....sometimes not. If you call ahead you can find out the times when someone will be... More

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