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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 137 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Whenever I have friends in town, we always visit the Cathedral (regardless of whether they are religious or not). The mosaic work is absolutely incredible. I've also been here for mass, which can be extremely distracting given the beautiful architecture! The acoustics are not the best, but that's to be expected. They also have daily tours, which you should take... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

This is a world class cathedral with the most impressive and amazing mosaics you will every see. Brilliant and breathtaking. For any religion.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

grand space in the style of old world cathedrals.the amazing mosaic tile took several generations to install.there is also a whispering wall inside and a small historical section open to the public

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I always take out-of-town company to the Cathedral Basilica. It is a magical place. It is cavernous with mosaics that are unbelievable - 41.5 million pieces, to be exact. Don't pass this up - no matter what your religion.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The beauty of the artwork, the peace and tranquility of the Basilica is truly inspiring. The mosaics beg to be studied in an unhurried fashion, and of course, if you are inclined to Praise God, this is the perfect stop for refreshing the soul.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Incredible once again... Majesty and elegance. The wedding was out of a story book. Made you feel like proposing. Lol.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Basilica is an amazing testament; whether visiting for a religious wonder or just on a sightseeing tour (regardless of your religion), you won't be disappointed. The beauty (especially in the mosaics), amazing architecture, and history make visiting an excellent choice. Call ahead to verify tour times.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

You might think the St. Louis cathedral is just another Catholic Church. And you would be very wrong. It is world renowned among Catholic clergy for its spectacular mosaics. It is not just a church but a basilica. Well worth a visit .

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This "New" Cathedral has an amazing collection of mosaics. Definitely a must see for those who like Cathedrals. Don't forget the "Old" Cathedral on the Riverfront near the Arch

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Awesome - a definite visit. The mosaic tiles are beautiful and inspiring. Go during mass for an amazing experience

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