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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 Old Church

Have visited many European churches and this one is just as breathtaking as any of them. We just happened to arrive on Sunday right after their last mass, and they provide a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Have visited many European churches and this one is just as breathtaking as any of them. We just happened to arrive on Sunday right after their last mass, and they provide a very informative tour of the church that last about an hour. The tour made the visit so much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

We were looking for inexpensive things to do over spring break. This one is free and certainly something that you don't see every day. The kids even though it was cool.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Really beautiful. Just like the other reviews said. Its a church, tho, so you might want to skip it if you have rambunctious kids. It's good for 30-60 minutes so a good end-of-day or in-between attraction.

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Urbandale, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Caveat - you don't need to be religious to enjoy this. My wife, son (13), daughter (9), and I all were glad we stopped here. It's amazing to see something this beautiful that took so long to build. There is no cost, only takes 30 minutes or so, and is a rare treat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

One of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. Incredible mosaics, statues, and paintings. Five minutes after we walked in my daughter asked if I knew what the process was for reserving it for her wedding (she's 18 and not engaged and we live 5 hours away but it would be an incredible wedding setting!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The Cathedral Basilica was one of the few beautiful place I'd been to in state. I definitely recommend going if you are in St. Louis. The murals on the ceilings and the individual prayer halls as well as the main hall are so intricately done that it just takes your breath away. According to what I was told when I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

When we arrived a tour had just begun so we tagged along. I did not expect a tour, but was very grateful for all of the wonderful information about the Basilica. It is easily one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. Just imagining the work it took to install all of those tiles for that amazing effect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful church. Peeked in and there was a service going on. Saw the priest, saying the prayer, and as more people showed up quietly shut the door.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Outstanding even it you've seen all the churches you have not seen anything as beautiful as this church. Take your time don't miss the altar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is a must-see if you are in St. Louis! The outside is gorgeous but when you step inside it is unreal! There is no paint used inside, only mosaic tiles. It is the most beautiful cathedral I've ever seen!

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