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“wonderful” 5 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 137 attractions in Saint Louis
Type: Religious Sites
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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.
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
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“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

The Cathedral Basilica is one of the most beautiful churches in the world. It is worth a visit. And it is really close to Forest Park.

Visited July 2012
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Palo Alto, California
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“Pious location.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Intricate and serene. A place steeped in history and charm. A must visit while in town. Do check the visiting hours before you plan a trip.

Visited December 2012
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Crown Point, Indiana
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“Spectacular views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

We had not planned to go to the Cathedral,but had some extra time, and were told it was beautiful. Words can't describe the beauty, and at each turn and corner , it is even more beautiful.
You are also able to take a virtual tour online at the Cathedral website, although it is far better in person!

Visited October 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Although I have to St. Louis many times over the years I did not know about this little gem. Romanesque architecture with Byzantine interior. I felt like we were in another time and place. The mosaics were the thing to see here. 83,000 square feet total that were assembled between 1912 and 1988. Be sure to pick up the brochures that define the religious significance of each artistic mosaic. I would have liked to sign up for a tour, but this was a last minute decision. I would like to plan our next visit with a guided tour and to spend some time in the museum ($2 admission).

Visited December 2012
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“Amazing History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

killing time and walking downtown around the arch. Literally stumbled on to this fascinating piece of French/Spanish/American History

Visited December 2012
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