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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 147 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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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just a beautiful church. This can be a quick stop on your way to the Arch. Ample parking, even for an RV.

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Cambridge, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Worth the trip! Make sure you go to the museum downstairs lots of history...we did not do the tour and stayed about 30 minutes! Everyone was in awe of the beauty! Over 41 million tiles were used....on the car ride from the arch I gave the kids some facts etc. which helped them put some context around this beautiful church!... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

It only take a few minutes to pop in to see the unbelievable grandeur of the Basilica, and it is sooooo worth it.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Make every effort to get this one on your itinerary. Exquisite detail and design. Take your binoculars to view the ceilings.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It is beautiful, no doubt. It is free and worth seeing, but I am not sure it should be the top destination in St. Louis -- that really should be the arch. There was a service when I visited so I could not go into the main area -- perhaps my review would be different if I had seen the... More

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Cherry Hill
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous - A must see in St. Louis!! Try to attend Sunday mass if possible. The hall is full every Sunday. Will not regret.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

If you're Catholic, this is practically a pilgrimage. If you're not - and most on the tour weren't - it remains an inspiring place to visit, with architecture, history, and art you won't forget. Free tours are held most Sundays after Noon Mass concludes (between 1 and 1:15 pm), meeting either in the pews (as it did our week) or... More

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Absolutely gorgeous cathedral... You must see this!!! The mosaic art is literally breathtaking, reminded me of the cathedrals in Europe. Such a peaceful place, we highly enjoyed our visit...

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Overland Park, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful cathedral. Everyone in the family was mesmorized. The mosaic art is breathtaking. The museum downstairs was a nice way to get the history. Again, we were all awe-inspired...even the young children. A must stop while in St. Louis!

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Dallas, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Do not miss replica of Michaelangelo's La Pieta inside! It's breathtaking and even my 5 year old boys enjoyed it. They were taking picture after picture on their tablets.

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