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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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Beautiful and humbling.

My high school choir had the opportunity to visit and sing here in 1990. This was my chance to revisit with my son to really appreciate the size and beauty of it all. Color and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Springfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I wasn't sure what to expect when I heard about the Cathedral but when I got inside the design was far beyond my expectations. I like to photograph buildings and I honestly couldn't decide where to start. The architecture was so detailed and inspiring. I of course went during off hours to avoid interrupting worshippers but there are staff to... More 

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houston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Took the tour and found it interesting. Perhaps a bit too religious but I am not Catholic so that might appeal more to a practicing Catholic. Did get a good history of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

My high school choir had the opportunity to visit and sing here in 1990. This was my chance to revisit with my son to really appreciate the size and beauty of it all. Color and light from all angles! We are not Catholic, but we were welcomed to view and walk through a treasure.

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A very ornate and beautiful Cathedral, worth the effort to walk inside. Remarkable architecture and color.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The St. Louis "New" Cathedral Basilica has some of the finest holy, majestic, narrative mosaic that rivals the Sistine Chapel. The Baldacchino is reminiscent of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Well worth the trip. The Mass with the huge pipe organ will transport you to heaven.

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SAINT LOUIS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Basilica is an amazing piece of architecture that has you straining your neck to see all the different features. You can walk around on your own, or take the guided tour, which is very long and exhaustive in talking about all the areas of the basilica.

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Orlando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was probably my favorite of all the sites visited on my tour of St. Louis. It is a beautiful Cathedral and well worth the time spent viewing it, not to mention it is FREE.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've been to St. Louis many times but had never seen this! It's absolutely stunning and a must see! Be sure to take the approximately 45 minute-FREE tour or else you will miss all the history and detail that goes with this magnificent structure! There are several tours daily. Go to the website for hours and info. If you choose,... More 

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Madison, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The St Louis basilica is a must see if you are in the area. This place is immaculate and no words can describe the craftsmanship and that it took to build and set all the mosaic in the cathedral. DO NOT PASS THIS PLACE UP! It is well worth your time to visit this work of art.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Hailed as the finest example of Byzantine architecture in the U.S., the Cathedral is replete with fine mosaics, religious icons and beautiful interior and exterior architecture. It is called the "New Cathedral" by us St. Louis natives, because the original cathedral (the "Old Cathedral") is still standing, located by the Gateway Arch on the Mississippi Riverfront. Both are free.

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