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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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This cathedral is quite understated, not many trappings unlike most Catholic cathedrals round the world. It is a quiet place encouraging prayer and contemplation

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Ulverston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This cathedral is quite understated, not many trappings unlike most Catholic cathedrals round the world. It is a quiet place encouraging prayer and contemplation

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ocala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful cathedral. The Mosiacs are increadible. every aspect of this building is beautiful and the opaluance is breathtaking. a must visit

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Wildwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This beautiful cathedral is the next best thing to St. Peters in Venice. The mass and the music are also really cool especially the Easter Vigil Service.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Very beautiful and different to a lot of cathedrals. You could spend a long time in there looking at all the art work and I think there were guided tours if you want them.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Largest collection of mosaics in the world. Majestic source of spiritual replenishment. A holy space for thinking, feeling,rethinking and refeeling. Also magnificent acoustics for several concerts a year.

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Lake Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church, you have to see the inside There was nothing to dislike - have no idea why they wanted me to answer that question

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Florissant
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The history of the Cathedral is beyond amazing. We had a wonderful tour guide that took us through the history of this awsome Cathedral. In St Louis it is a must see.

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Sebastian, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We had not planned on seeing the Basilica while in St. Louis, but saw it while driving be and decided to stop. It's positively a sacred, beautiful spot. The majesty of the place hits you as soon as you enter. I felt such a warm, comforting feeling simply being there. If you go, don't rush, but take a few minutes... More 

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Sandusky, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

This is an awesome structure. Make sure you can get inside to look at all of the mosaic! You will not be disappointed. The detail is wonderful. A very beautiful cathedral!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Oh Heavens - WOW!!!! Standard church from the outside, but the inside was absolutely stunning. I was certainly not prepared for the beautiful mosaics - all 41.5 million pieces of colorful tesserae shining brightly. Our group was lucky enough to hear the Cathedral Choir practice and the acoustics were spectacular. A hidden gem inside: a rare bronzed statue signed by... More 

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