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
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Daniel B
3 contributions
Dec 2021
Simply breathtaking...the mosaics throughout the Sanctuary are unbelievably beautiful. Have a guide walk you through the meaning behind all of the scenes. If you ever get a chance to hear a concert there...GO!!!
Written December 17, 2021
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Agot76
Illinois140 contributions
May 2021
One of the most Cathedral I've ever been. i love the mosaic collections that is decorated all over the church. It is supposed to be one if not the one largest mosaic collection in the world when it comes to Basilicas.
Written December 14, 2021
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Ron D
Council Bluffs, IA109 contributions
Sep 2021
We were in St. Louis at the start of vacation. After the Botanical gardens, we needed a place to sit and get a cold drink...It was hot that day.
Asking the bartender he recommended this place.

Was close by relatively for StL.
Immense!!!!!

Remember a few churches near here I know it would be possible to place 4---5 ---6 of their worship space inside this.
Definitely reminded me or pictures have seen of the many churches in Europe.
BUT, the size hits you when you walk in.....But it's the detail....everywhere carvings...painting etc.....on every surface.
The ceiling is hard to take in because of size, but for this just being able to look up that long to grasp it.
On each side of the primary alter, there are secondary small chapels..

Take the time to look, BUT it is a church not a playground......There was a wedding rehearsal happening when we were there......but they took care of what they needed to do...The tourists were just ...props???
Written November 10, 2021
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maapar
Mount Pleasant, SC763 contributions
Oct 2021 • Couples
Beautiful church with incredible mosaics. My favorite part was that you could look down any narrow aisle and see sculpture or art at the end. Gorgeous design! Definitely a must see!
Written November 9, 2021
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Tucker_emptynester
Oxford, GA129 contributions
Oct 2021
This is an amazing place. So much history. The cathedral took almost a decade to build; the tiles took over six decades to install. Must see in Saint Louis.
Written October 18, 2021
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WeLikeToWander
Atlanta, GA17 contributions
Oct 2021
Beautiful, a bit more intimate than the Hagia Sophia, give or take a few 1,000 years... Well worth a visit
Written October 10, 2021
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montaigne911
51 contributions
Sep 2021
Fascinating and absolutely beautiful! Nice small museum in the basement. This rivals any basilica I've seen in Europe.
Written October 7, 2021
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BudNLily
Owensboro, KY885 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We self toured the cathedral and took time to pray. We also went to the mosaic museum downstairs and look at the exhibit down there. Such a beautiful, peaceful place.
Written October 5, 2021
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LiketoeatCincinnati
Cincinnati, OH2,357 contributions
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, IL1,305 contributions
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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