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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

Cincinnati, OH
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Ranked #12 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.
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
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Orlando, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
74 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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