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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Address: 1101 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011
Phone Number: 859-431-2060
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A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.

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One of the most beautiful churches in the U.S.

We stumbled upon this church as we were driving around. We went in and we were so glad to be able to join up with a tour. The detailed woodwork and tile is just amazing. Next... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this church as we were driving around. We went in and we were so glad to be able to join up with a tour. The detailed woodwork and tile is just amazing. Next time we will go for Mass just to sit and look at it all and take it in. Just amazing.

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was absolutely awestruck upon entering the cathedral. The stained glass windows brought tears to my eyes. I was SO moved that I shared my experience with family members at my step sons wedding in September urging them to visit. Nearly 15 made the time to see this marvel and ALL were as impressed and awestruck as I was. You... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

Some of the best things in life are free. They include a visit to the Basilica. You don't need to be devout Catholic to have respect for Jesus and admire how He is depicted magnificently on the walls and windows of the Basilica.

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Thank mustu80
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Covington Kentucky is home to several great churches and this is certainly the one most visitors have first on their list to visit.Certainly worth your time. Mother of God though is my favorite and it's but only about a mile away. Both have beautiful stain glass and architecture found but few other places. Highly recommended.

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Thank Doug S
Columbia, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 552 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

very nice building with a classic look=I love stained glass windows and was very impressed with the ones offered here. worth checking out!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

From the architecture of the building to the stained glass windows and the mosaics, it was breath taking, awesome. A nice booklet is available explaining the construction and building highlights. A worthwhile visit.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The stained glass windows are gorgeous and unique! The whole place is a sight that no one should miss, especially if the sun is shining on the windows. All I can say is don't miss this sight!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Only one of two churches in KY that have a Basilica status and there are none in Ohio and only ND in Indiana. So if you want to see a beautiful and grand church this is it when your in Cincinnati. It has one of the largest free standing stained glass windows in the world

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A classic French Gothic Cathedral that rivals some of the great cathedrals of Europe in sheer beauty. The interior contains a triptych mural by Frank Duveneck, stained glass windows by the Meyer Company of Munich, and mosaics from Venice, Italy. Tours are given after the 11:00 Mass on Sunday.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

The catherdral is a hidden treasure in Covington. It is absolutely amazing! From it's breathtaking stained glass windows to the amazing ceiling - it is truely a heavenly experience. The outside is just as beautiful as the inside... they even have gargoyles! The garden in the back of the cathedral is very peaceful. There are benches and even a fountain.... More 

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