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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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

unique always interesting to see these catholic cathedrals....have a real feeling of formality...went to a concert there...the accoustics were not so great...so was dissappointed with that

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful inside and out, after the mass, we spend so much time just walking admiring the gorgeous mosaics. So if you're in St. Louis you should definitely check it out.

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Princeton NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

When our son, who lives near St Louis, told us that the Basilica was known for its mosaics, we expected to see a few walls of artwork. We were blown away by the 83,000 square feet of mosaics, comprising over 40 million individually applied tiles! The project took nearly 80 years to complete and is amazing in its scope. One... More

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St. Charles, MO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Our out of town guests were so impressed with the beautiful mosaics. Be sure to sign up for a tour or you miss out on the explanation of symbolism of the mosaics. There is no fee but at the end of the tour they suggest you donate $2 per person which is well worth the cost. There was cleaning of... More

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Even during an extensive renovation project, we found our visit to the Basilica serene, prayerful, and peaceful. Beautiful statuary, alter, organ, and artwork. Stay for Mass if you can.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Having visited the major cathedrals in France, Italy, England, turkey etc I would say that this cathedral stands as one of the most beautiful and impressive I have seen. Big bonus that most of the descriptions are in English. Very fine mosaics and well maintained interior.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

You'll never see such mosaic work unless you go to the one at the Vatican. Tours are available, but might go into more detail than you want if you're not Roman Catholic.

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Memphis, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

A must see while in town. Massive structure filled with beauty! Exquisite mosaics. Small gift store.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The mosaics are unbelievable. I kept looking at them and just can not believe the artwork. It is beyond impressive. If you are anywhere near St. Louis do not miss this gorgeous church. We have been to churches all over Europe, the middle east, South America, and the US and nothing compares to this Cathedral. A must see.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I like it a bit more from the outside than inside. Having visited several cathedrals in Europe over the summer, I thought this one, though glitzy, lacked a kind of magnificent charm. Just my $0.02. For this continent, I guess it is impressive

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