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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Address: 1101 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011
Phone Number: 859-431-2060
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Ranked #9 of 63 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.
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Santa Rosa, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

It is a beautiful cathedral. Even if you are not religious, this place will make you calm and harmonious.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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114 reviews 114 reviews
17 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We have lived in the Cincinnati area and didn't know that this existed. I found out about on Trip Advisor! I had been to Covington a couple times which was more than enough. I can't believe that this beautiful cathedral is in Covington. This cathedral is amazing. It is huge inside. Reportedly it is patterned after Notre Dame in Paris.... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I always stop at chapels, churches, grottos while traveling and this Basilica was really impressive, both inside and outside. It was a great stop.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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132 reviews 132 reviews
57 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We had the opportunity to tour the Basilica on a sunny Friday afternoon. The Basilica is lovely. The stained glass windows are magnificent and having the sun shinning threw them was a pure joy.

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North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The cathedral is located in Covington, KY. Just a few minutes outside of Cincinnati. Easy to locate off the interstate, free parking in a lot. There is a greeter at the entrance, if you have any questions. Simply gorgeous cathedral with beautiful stain glass windows. We only spent a few moments here. If you are in the area and enjoy... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A completely beautiful cathedral best shown during a service. We go every Easter for the service here even though it is not our local parish. Very inspiring...

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Asheville, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

This amazingly beautiful and awe inspiring Cathedral will capture your heart and fill you with the Spirit regardless of your denomination. It is a jewel and piece of art. Don't miss it; however, you might if Trip Advisor doesn't correct their map. It is across the river at 1101 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky not where TA's map shows it off... More 

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TN
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Easy to get to. Easy parking in their lot. Greeted at the door and given a bit of information about the location. The stained glass is AMAZING.

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SouthEast U.S.
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This cathedral is reminiscent of churches found in Paris and other European cities. Although it's listed here under Cincinnati it's actually located just across the river in Covington, KY. The cathedral boasts some impressive stained glass windows, including a 67-foot wide one which is the world's largest. This is a nice, quiet spot to stop during a trip to Cincinnati.... More 

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Cincinnati
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This church or Basilica is so amazing that it is hard to imagine that the craftsmen were so talented. Everywhere you look you see something that is historically fascinating, gorgeous or poignant. Definitely worth a visit!

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