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Address: 209 Walnut St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: 314 231 3250
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A special place to visit when walking to the Arch

A very well kept and beautiful old church, very close to entrance to the Arch. Wonderfully polished wood, and amazing tiles up around the altar. A special place to find peace... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A very well kept and beautiful old church, very close to entrance to the Arch. Wonderfully polished wood, and amazing tiles up around the altar. A special place to find peace within a city, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist routes. Take time to just sit there and admire the loving care given to the upkeep of... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great example of a simple and clean restoration of a 19th century church. The small details need to be sought out to be appreciated. We happened to stop by right after their afternoon mass ended. It's a very beautiful church to visit.

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Thank Rob B
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We attended services here and had a great chance to observe the success of returning this historic church to its original form. Not ostentatious, but simply beautiful. If you are going to the Arch, definitely take a look.

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Thank patnjoe2015
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

It would've been nice to check out the inside bit it was closed when I was here. The outside is absolutely gorgeous. Well worth taking time to walk by it.

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

An important part of the founding of St Louis and the expansion into the west. This little gem was beautiful on the inside and a short walk if you are already visiting the arch.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The old cathedral is located next to the Gateway Arch and grounds. It is very nice and the wood floors and renovation is beautiful. We attended noon mass and really enjoyed worshipping there.

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Thank Sam S
Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We started attending this church regularly just before it's restoration began a couple of years ago. The results are wonderful. The floors, pews, walls and ceilings turned out better than new. The new sound system makes readings and homilies much more enjoyable. The choir is great is an added bonus. Christmas and Easter masses were much more enjoyable in this... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

I love seeing old churches and this one is very beautiful. The art work and architecture are amazing. I'd recommend everyone check out this old cathedral.

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Saint Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Besides being an historic building that is beautiful you need to attend mass. I drive 1/2 hour, even though there is a church by my house I can walk to in 10 minutes. Just walking thru the doors I feel a calm acceptance. I love the sermons which focus on the gospel. Everyone is friendly. The renovations were done eloquently.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

We attended Thanksgiving morning mass and just thought it was beautiful. It's a must do when visiting St Louis.

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