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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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AMAZING!!!

This is the most amazing Cathedral I've ever been in. I've been to a few cathedrals in Europe and this Basilica is by far the best. The mosaic tile work is fantastic. it will take... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This is the most amazing Cathedral I've ever been in. I've been to a few cathedrals in Europe and this Basilica is by far the best. The mosaic tile work is fantastic. it will take a few visits to take it all in but worth each one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We attended the noon mass and it was beautiful. This Cathedral in my estimation is more lovely than the ones I have visited in Europe. You can tell they take good care of it, not like the European cathedrals

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a whim, my friend and I decided to go check this out. OMG ... Neither of us are Catholic (Southern Baptist) and still had a religious experience. The architecture and attention to detail was absolutely phenomenal. Felt like I had time traveled from St. Louis to Rome, Italy. Worth the quick trip to the edge of town to visit... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

it is a place of awe and mystery--magnificent mosaics line the walls, the towering ceilings, alters and there is aura of magnificence--religion on as grand a scale as it gets in St. Louis. you don't have to be Catholic to love this placde.

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in on a Sunday afternoon just to see the mosaics and found a large mass in progress. Couldn't wander about as much as we'd hoped, but still found the visit to be very worthwhile, for the mosaics are IMPRESSIVE.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful architecture. Inside is as nice. If you have time, I suggest you stop by and take a look and take some pictures. If you are driving, there is free parking on the back of the basilica.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This Cathedral is gorgeous. It claims to have the most mosaics outside the Vatican. I can believe it! Linger and look up, as you walk around. It's inspiring!

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Lafayette, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have seen the basilica on a lot of must-do lists. Our daughter knows we like mosaics and told us this was a great place to see them. We were fortunate enough to be there Labor Day afternoon when parking was readily available and we were practically alone in the church. The mosaics are stunning!

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Crane, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have not been to this location it is a must see. I could not believe we have such a jewel in St Louis. I have been in many places of the world and seen many cathedrals, but this one is just as marvelous as any others I have seen. you must stop here plan for a at least... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rich artwork, amazing mosaics, beautiful statuary, wonderful carvings - all in a HUGE church. We have been lucky to have visited churches in Europe and Russia. Some are more ornate but for absolute grandeur and splendour this is amongst the top we have seen anywhere. The side chapels should not be missed - and the cdeiling in the foyer is... More 

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