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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 145 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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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful place. Its so surreal and peaceful the moment you walk through the door. They do have a few rules posted at the door, but nothing crazy... more of a reminder to be respectful. If there isn't a service going on you're free to walk the entire cathedral's first floor. Everywhere you looks is just gorgeous... and you don't... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing cathedral. The mosaic work on the ceilings is breath taking. Even if you are not Catholic this church is a piece of art. It is a must to visit it in St.Louis.

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Bedford, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

They were under construction while we were there, but everything that we saw was beautiful! Very close to the Arch in St. Louis and well worth the time to stop in and check things out. Loved the windows and details in the stonework.

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Paducah, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The mosaics are breathtakingly beautiful and the cathedral is amazing. There is a small museum downstairs (for a small fee) that tells some of the history of the cathedral and how the mosaics were completed. Plus has a few relics of the church. Didn't have time for the tour, but would love to go back and take it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We did the tour on Wednesday morning and stayed for Mass at 12:05. Such a beautiful building inside and out. The mosaics tell the church's story beautifully. So much thought went into their creation. We visited the Mosaic Museum in the basement where the process of creating mosaic tile is detailed. There were also artifacts from Pope John Paul II's... More

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Arnold, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We took the tour after their mass on Sunday and were delighted. The beauty and history of the Basilica was indescribably. To think Cardinal Glennon had the vision to build this masterpiece years ago, is unimaginable. The millions of tiles and marble placed so appropriately everywhere in this cathedral is too brilliant for words.

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The Cathedral was well worth the visit. We took the tour and it was very good, very informative and educational, especially about the architecture. There is parking in the back. The last tour is at 3:00 pm and we had made reservations prior to our trip, but others joined our group. Tour guide was very good. Tour lasted about an... More

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Staten Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

My family and I attended the Saturday evening mass while on vacation. The mass was more traditional then our church at home which was nice to see. The beauty of the Basilica is amazing. I've never seen anything like it. After the mass, people stayed and took pictures. The mosaic tiles and colors are definitely something to see. Don't think... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This building is a beautiful place to see. Inside and out. Upon entry the person at front door seemed not overly friendly. But not hateful. Non Catholic seen it once. That's all I need....

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

The beauty of the mosaics here for me is that every one was placed with the intention of telling the story of faith. I am here on a regular basis and I always find something new. This building speaks to my heart and my soul. If you ever have the opportunity to hear music here, then take it. It as... More

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