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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 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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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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Ocean City, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Even on a rainy day the church was beautiful. So much to admire - floor to ceiling. Well worth a stop. Outdoor space is nice as well.

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Harlingen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This was so unexpected. Never imagined to find a Basilica plastered with millions of Byzantine tiles. If you love art and its history this is a must see attraction. Not to mention if you are Catholic, but it is so beautiful for everybody to see.

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Belleville, Illinois
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Amazing and breahtaking place to pray. Truly a spiritual experience. To get the full experience you must attend a mass and as an added bonus take the tour. This Cathedral rivals any in Europe as as far as architecture and beauty. A must see. A gift.

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Maine
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14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

If you are a Catholic this is a must see when in St. Louis. If you are not a Catholic this is a must see when you are in St Louis. The mosaics are absolutely stunning and their only rival is the sheer size of the Cathedral. My only regret is not witnessing a full mass with organ. This facility... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful tribute to God. Interesting service for those of us who are not Catholic. Loved the smoky incense thing. The men's choir was so good and the organist was incredible.

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Having grown-up in St. Louis, this is a real gem to have in the city, not just for its religious significance, but architectural beauty. Highly recommend for those interested in touring beautiful churches, especially the mosaics. Mass is also a wonderful experience, whether the small daily service, or the Sunday or high holidays. Highly recommend this for visitors as well... More

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Houston TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Absolutely amazing and took like 76 years to complete just the mosaics. Has most mosaics in Western Hemisphere in a church. You really have to see it. Don't miss.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The church is beautiful mosiacs. The organist is superb! There church offers daily Mass and is the principal church for the Roman Catholic diocese of St. Louis. It is also a minor bascilica. Pope John Paull II said Mass here in 1999.

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I am not one to tour churches, but my wife wanted to see it. I am glad we did it, the church was absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend taking the tour, you get so much information and the guides are great.

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Newport, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A fabulous take-in... For all ... For non-Christians as well... Of the highest standard of antiquity and what an example of history .... Do not miss this iconic art example in a fab part of town..

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