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“Very Beautiful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108 (Central West End)
+1 314-373-8242
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Ranked #1 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built between 1907 and 1914. The Cathedral's 100th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2014. It is known for its' beautiful interior mosaics, which took nearly 80 years to create using more than 41 million pieces of glass tesserae. The Cathedral is known for having one of the largest mosaic collections in the Western Hemisphere.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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“Very Beautiful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Went for Sunday mass, one of the most beautiful churches I've seen, but a little gaudy. The echo does make it hard to hear the priest.

Visited June 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Gorgeous building. Took the tour which was very good. Loved the mosaics. Would put them up against any on the planet. super cool place. well worth a visit

Visited June 2012
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“European Class Cathedral”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I was shocked at how large and beautiful it was when I attended a wedding there in June. Mosaic tiles throughout with sculptures and many interesting features.

Visited June 2012
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“Breathtaking mozaics "take on" European Cathedrals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

This is a sort-of secret GEM of St. Louis. DO NOT MISS IT. Even my guests who have traveled all of Europe are astonished by this gorgeous church--Romenesque exterior, Byzantine interior and amazingly peaceful, even while tourists wander. No matter your faith, you should see this work--the largest mozaic work in the world. It is located in the Central West End, with trendy shops and restaurants around and very near Forest Park.

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We toured this basilica before seeing the Gateway Arch - they are next to each other. Interesting and beautiful - check out the nice postcards for sale at the back which show the basilica with the arch behind it!

Visited June 2012
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