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Address: 209 Walnut St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: 314 231 3250
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We enjoy Visiting Catholic churches-this old Cathedral is quite lovely and we enjoy the simple stop to relax and enjoy some history

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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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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Edward
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We enjoy Visiting Catholic churches-this old Cathedral is quite lovely and we enjoy the simple stop to relax and enjoy some history

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Angels Camp, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This beautiful, historic building is currently undergoing extensive renovation. We were married there 53 years ago and it was beautiful then and I am sure it will soon be once again, probably by late summer.

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Bismarck
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This beautiful old cathedral is being renovated, but it's worth walking past if you're in the area by the Arch.

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Grantsburg, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When you first walk in, you might be disappointed, because this cathedral - the first one built west of the Mississippi - doesn't have the grandeur of the "look at me" Gothic cathedrals. That was intentional! It's was not meant to be an imitation of the European churches, but is an "America" style. So, the multitude of windows are not... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

The Old Cathedral is a historic place that doesn’t take a lot of time see, and is easy to visit. It may be small in size compared to some other religious places, but it makes up for that with its history. The Old Cathedral was the first cathedral in the United States west of the Mississippi River, and the Pope... More 

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