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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
+1 314-373-8242
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Incredible Mosaics

The mosaics inside the basilica have worldwide renown for good reason. Covering 83,000 square feet... read more

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911carolg
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Hartsdale, New York
Beautiful church

During my stay in St Louis, I visited the church a number of times to attend mass and each time I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ray C Z
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Paola, Malta
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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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4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
Central West End
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The mosaics inside the basilica have worldwide renown for good reason. Covering 83,000 square feet, it is the largest mosaic collection in the world outside Russia. These mosaics were begun in 1912 and completed in 1986 for a truly spectacular interior.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

During my stay in St Louis, I visited the church a number of times to attend mass and each time I was impressed by its magnificence. It is not just large but also very beautiful. The mosaics are simply superb.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Absolutely mind boggling beauty! Took over 70 years for the mosaics to be completed and it is simply stunning and rivals any cathedral in Europe (of which I’ve seen a few and certainly does of the ones I’ve seen). Every surface covered in mosaic tile...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I enjoy big old churches, and have seen a few in my day. This is my favorite. The detail of the art work and architecture is impressive beyond my ability to explain. If you are looking for a free, awe inspiring place to visit, this...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Be sure to take some time so see this amazing Cathedral. The tile work is amazing. I've had the opportunity to view some of the Cathedrals in Europe and this one is just as, if not more in some ways, stunning.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Basilica is simply amazing. Beautiful mosaics throughout will leave you awestruck. Don’t forget to stop by the museum in the basement to learn more about the Basilica and how the mosaics were made.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While it is a Catholic Basilica, I encourage anyone that likes amazing art and architecture to stop here. There is nothing like it in America and really the world. The largest concentration of mosaics in America. It's free so you can stop in for a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral Basilica is a jewel in the city. The tour is advised because you learn so much about the structure and the furnishings. The highlight of the visit is the amazing mosaics throughout the sanctuary. The Basilica rivals much of what I saw in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there for a wedding. Beautiful church and even though the artwork on the ceiling (and pillars) is painted on, from a distance it looked really rich as if was molded or carved onto the ceiling.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't belong to this church, but I had to stop by to look at the incredible mosaic tiles on the walls and ceiling of the Basilica. You must spend time here, not just walk through and glance at the walls and architecture. The tile...More

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lnsmit3
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Response from 327bond | Reviewed this property |
The Church was very quite reverend and spiritual. People came and went quietly. No baby crying etc.
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March 19, 2018|
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Response from Vacationtalk | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the parking lot, they also have metered parking on the street.
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November 11, 2017|
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Response from Cathedral Basil... o | Property representative |
Correct! About one hour.
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