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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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More than a touristic place. It is a spiritual experience.

I attended to a religious service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and I could not fully absorb until today all the artistic exuberance, the architectural beauty, the... read more

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I attended to a religious service at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis and I could not fully absorb until today all the artistic exuberance, the architectural beauty, the beauty of the location and the grand spiritual experience there. A must see to believe kind-of-a-place

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a visit and be prepared to be awed. The beauty is breath-taking and the artwork fantastic. It seems overly done but spend time in meditation and take it all in!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The mosaics are stunning and the Cathedral is so beautiful. Very easy to get to and easy to park. Mass was a bit long...

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The elaborate mosaic paintings formed of a collage of glass pieces, the majestic arch and domes, and the sheer grandness of the cathedral is bound to enthrall you - whether you are a believer or not. I for one am a sucker for art & architecture and this place has both in plenty. Must visit if you are even for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are millions and millions of glass tiles used to create mosaic that cover most every square inch of this amazing cathedral.

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Prairieville, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just go. Photos don't do it justice. Every bit as beautiful as many churches in Europe. We attended a Sunday 8am mass, very easy to get to and a great walking neighborhood surrounds it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing, I would even say awesome! Mosaic tile of biblical scenes everywhere! The workmanship is incredible. WOW

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Feels like lifebat victorians era when we see the huge and taft wall and bbuilding of the basilica. The ffield yard surround fully og yelliw flowers ang big squarrel show that the temple also friendly atmosphere. Nice place for contemplation..

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The art was amazing and the beauty was awesome! The tour was very informative! The whole family enjoyed something about it!

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

Holy Moly! Don't miss this fabulous cathedral near downtown St. Louis (in mid-town). You don't have to be Catholic to admire the beautiful mosaics throughout the church. Breathtaking...especially when you read how the mosaics were created and installed. Don't miss the museum downstairs, which displays artifacts from several popes who visited St. Louis, choral music from medeival times, and catelogues... More 

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