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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Address: 4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
Phone Number: +1 314-373-8242
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The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of...

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.

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What a beautiful, peaceful place to be in the presence of God. Whether you are Catholic or not, I strongly recommend visiting!

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Cincinnati, OH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's true what you've heard; the walls and ceiling are covered with byzantine tiles. So if you like multi-colored and reflective walls and ceilings, this is your place. Like the style or not it is amazing as a piece of art. All this artwork took 60 years to complete but it is beautiful. If you're taking pictures it will take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful, peaceful place to be in the presence of God. Whether you are Catholic or not, I strongly recommend visiting!

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Carmel, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful amazing artwork. Take the guided tour (free) in the daytime to get the full effect of the light through the windows and onto the mosaics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Unbelievably beautiful but without the crowds of the Vatican or Notre Dame. There are also many signs offering pastoral services and inviting non-Catholics to worship. The mosaics are awe-inspiring - if it does not cause you to worship God it will at least enable you to appreciate what Man can achieve.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply Unbelievable! Every aspect of the cathedral is awe inspiring and breathtaking. It is a must see as a classical piece of construction.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are a LOT of mosaics here - most in the world apparently. Does that make it beautiful or aesthetically pleasing? Not really. The craftsmanship is astonishing but the overall effect? Rather vulgar. However the exhibit in the undercroft is very informative on the difference between Byzantine and Italian mosaic and worth the minimal fee.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Takes your breath away! Every were you look is just stunning! We took the tour & the gentleman was so knowledgeable! He pointed everything out and explain how it was accomplish & how the old & new are lay out. If you have only one day go & spend a few hours. I have no words to describe the workmanship... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a Beautiful cathedral. The mosaics are really something special to see. The museum in the basement is also worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Basicalla is an awe inspiring venue, with a series of mosaics that supposedly rival any other Cathedral in the world. One thing to remember when visiting the Basicalla / St. louis Cathedral is that this beautiful building is a house of worship...so a level of respect / ettiquitte should be observed toward those worshiping in the sanctuary.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing! That's all I have the words for. You have to do the tour with Larry because 1) he is very knowledgable 2) very funny 3) makes you really feel like you are part of the story. Great thing our toddler fell asleep as she probably would not enjoy it as it is for more older children and adults. However,... More 

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