Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,333 contributions
Magnificent Cathedral
Sep 2021 • Couples
This is a magnificent basilica in St. Louis. The dome is very large and amazing. There are all sorts of interesting and historical murals inlaid on the walls. Parking was readily available on a Saturday afternoon in the rear of the church.
Written September 19, 2021
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Esther P
Chicago, IL1,282 contributions
Lovely visit, especially if you are Catholic
Sep 2021
This Catholic church has one of the largest collections of mosaics in the world and it is worth a stop to either attend a service or to visit in the afternoon. There are tours on certain days, so do check their website. Of special note, they make their bathroom facilities available to visitors, which is very nice and considerate. I didn’t get to the museum on the lower level, but those who did said it was worthwhile.
Written September 16, 2021
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Kathleen W
Exeter, NH77 contributions
Beautiful church
Sep 2021
We went here for my niece's wedding. The outside of the building is really beautiful, but the inside was even more impressive! It is a very large and beautiful church.
Written September 14, 2021
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TravelingFreeWoman
Moro, IL2,721 contributions
Unbelievable!
Aug 2021
I don't know why it took us so long to discover this gorgeous Cathedral Basilica. This seriously rivals anything we've seen in Europe. I love mosaics and cannot believe this beautiful church with over 40 million mosaic tiles exists so close to home. As a Catholic, it felt like an especially sacred place. There are also two Tiffany windows in the church. We were lucky enough to be there when a tour was about to begin. Be sure to take a tour when you visit. There is so much history. Another thing to do is to visit the museum downstairs. The garden next store has the most unbelievable angel statue along with a little koi pond. This is a must see place for tourists and locals.
Written September 13, 2021
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Alex Galicia
Chula Vista, CA443 contributions
Thought I was in Europe instead of the US
Sep 2021
Being Catholic made this all that much more impressive. I've had a lot of amazing churches to compare this to, Catholic and otherwise. This one is right up there with Hagia Sofia or even the Notre Dame. Beautiful, solemn and historical.
Written September 9, 2021
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judy m
Reynoldsburg, OH78 contributions
Great STL attraction
Sep 2021 • Solo
Amazing architecture and workmanship at main altar ,pillars ,ceiling ,walls .
Mini altars for Mary ,Joseph ,Risen Lord and Blessed Sacrament.
.Parking is behind. Visitors/tourists are not appreciated during liturgical services / sacraments .
Wish there are some information displayed at all doors when services are being conducted at timings not mentioned on the website.
Written September 7, 2021
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bugsy554
Detroit, MI566 contributions
Wow - Amazing Architecture!
Aug 2021
Even if you aren't Catholic - this place is well worth a visit and a tour. I think during the week you need to call ahead to schedule a tour. However, they always run one on Sunday at 1pm. The architecture is amazing and tells many different "stories" based on locations of colors, murals, etc. Could spend hours in here
Written August 24, 2021
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Wejoy
Willowick, OH168 contributions
Amazing Church!
Aug 2021
We could not believe our eyes with all of the mosaic tiles that fill the church. We were lucky enough to hear Dr. Horst Buchholz perform is final program on the organ the day we went to visit. It was amazing to hear him play.
This is church is beautiful and a must see while in Saint Louis.
Written August 18, 2021
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walt42
Harrisonville, MO195 contributions
Incredible
Jul 2021 • Couples
Beautiful church. Byzantine mosaics. Small museum in basement. If you like to
Visit churches this should be on your list
Written July 31, 2021
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janiewall
SF Bay Area266 contributions
Gorgeous mosaics and a museum!
Jul 2021
Although we went to see the intricate mosaics which decorate the cathedral's walls and ceilings, we spent even more time in the museum under the cathedral which detailed the building and mosaic designs plus more.
Written July 29, 2021
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