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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 137 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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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

This place is breathtaking! It is so large and beautifully done. Definitely one of the most beautiful places I have been to within the U.S.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The mosaics were gorgeous and reminiscent of Byzantine art. It was a very meaningful visit and will inspire awe in people of all faiths.

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Defiance, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

A stunning achievement in religious construction, go for the mosaics, more in one place and with a museum that is a tremendous enlightening experience.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We attended Palm Sunday services at this church and it felt like we were in one of the churches in Europe. I loved the gilded murals and the arches. The high mass being celebrated in this environment brought shivers up my spine and made it even more holy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

An absolutely beautiful Cathedral, should not be missed. Has a lot of history associated to it. A must to all architectural buffs.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Whenever I have friends in town, we always visit the Cathedral (regardless of whether they are religious or not). The mosaic work is absolutely incredible. I've also been here for mass, which can be extremely distracting given the beautiful architecture! The acoustics are not the best, but that's to be expected. They also have daily tours, which you should take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a world class cathedral with the most impressive and amazing mosaics you will every see. Brilliant and breathtaking. For any religion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

grand space in the style of old world cathedrals.the amazing mosaic tile took several generations to install.there is also a whispering wall inside and a small historical section open to the public

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I always take out-of-town company to the Cathedral Basilica. It is a magical place. It is cavernous with mosaics that are unbelievable - 41.5 million pieces, to be exact. Don't pass this up - no matter what your religion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The beauty of the artwork, the peace and tranquility of the Basilica is truly inspiring. The mosaics beg to be studied in an unhurried fashion, and of course, if you are inclined to Praise God, this is the perfect stop for refreshing the soul.

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