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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #11 of 80 attractions in Cincinnati
Type: Religious Sites
Description: A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I think the best part of TripAdvisor is getting advice on places to go that I would not have thought to visit. The Cathedral Basilica is such a place. The large stained glass windows that fill entire walls are impressive, and the woodwork in the choir is excellent. I was lucky during my visit that a nun was on duty... More

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Palm Harbor, FL
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12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Greater Cincinnatians are always amazed the first time they come to see the Cathedral-Basilica, with its gigantic world-class stained-glass windows, its superb carvings, and its architecture that mimes the Notre Dame in Paris. Even we Jews love to visit, either to simply marvel at the workmanship, or to listen to music there in its Sunday afternoon series. If you haven't... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I visited the cathedral on a weekday, around noon. I love to see churches when I travel, and this one was well worth the visit. It took me by surprise, because as other reviewers said, it rivals some I have seen in Europe. I walked around and looked at stain glass and other parts for about 30 minutes. It was... More

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Cincinnati
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186 reviews 186 reviews
65 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We visited over the Christmas holiday, while the Nativity scene and decorations were still up. This Cathedral is very beautiful and has wonderful stained glass windows. It is worth a visit for about a half hour or so, or you can attend one of their masses. It appears that this Cathedral is open to the public most of the time,... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

I was amazed when I first saw it. It looked much smaller in pictures. The basilica is huge and impressive. So is the interior, it it very decorated and it is just like a cathedral in Europe. It is absolutely amazing! It is across the river from Cincinnati in Covington, KY, so it is not in Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Just across the Ohio river from Cincinnati, Covington, Kentucky has a secret gem. The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is modeled after Notre Dame in Paris. Visit in the spring/summer and tour the outside gardens as well. Take the 12th Street exit off of I-75. It's literally blocks away, located on the corner of 12th Street and Madison Avenue in... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

I'm used to visit cathedrals and churches every time I visit a different city that has one worth visiting, and this one was a good surprise. I've recently visited the Westminster Cathedral in London, which is very beautiful, but this one in Cincinnati is much more beautiful! For the first time in a long time, I felt real peace when... More

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kentucky
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Patterned after the famed cathedral in Paris, this smaller version of Notre Dame is one of the most beautiful churches in North America, featuring a rose window and lots of beautiful stained glass. Make sure you don't miss checking out the gargoyles all over the roof!

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Irving
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

This cathederal church is quite a massive place and its architecture is fabulous. For free it is worth every penny. However up the road is a place called the garden of hope is an awe inspiring view of the Cincinnati complete with a replica of the garden tomb and built all by volunteers. Both worth seeing

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I loved the place.! I wanted to visit a Church in Cincinnati. I'm glad I visited this one. It was just so wonderful and peaceful. memorable. I felt like staying longer. Excellent.! It is worth a visit. Visited Aug 2012.

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