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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #11 of 87 Attractions in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Description: A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.
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North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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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
37 helpful votes 37 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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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.
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Senior Contributor
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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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Orlando, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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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