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Address: 209 Walnut St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: 314 231 3250
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Beautiful church

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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Kirkwood, Missouri
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88 reviews 88 reviews
33 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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190 reviews 190 reviews
58 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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55 reviews 55 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The old cathedral is located next to the arch grounds with the gateway arch. This church dates back to or near to the founding of St. Louis. It is the only surviving building that once was an entire neighborhood of residences and businesses that was torn down to create the arch grounds with the gateway arch. This church is small... More 

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Round Lake, Illinois
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is the first Christian Church west of the Mississipi River , the Cathedral is built in the style of the Great Catholic Churches of Rome it has much beauty in the design and style in which it was created . The peacful fealing of being in the structure itself is enough to enrichen ones faith in a supream being... More 

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