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Address: 209 Walnut St, Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone Number: 314 231 3250
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Beautiful Cathedral

If you can go inside, please do. It's small and beautifully renovated. Read about the history. A quick 10 minutes. It is along the path to the Arch. Don't expect to park... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
League City, Texas
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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you can go inside, please do. It's small and beautifully renovated. Read about the history. A quick 10 minutes. It is along the path to the Arch. Don't expect to park there.

Thank Fbroz
New Providence, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An old small church with history. I did not walk in due to there was wedding going on. However after I visited the cathedral basilica, I have no desire to visit this church. There is no comparison.

Thank tanje1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful, newly renovated Catholic church at the foot of the Arch. There is no museum here. Other reviewers have this church confided with the Basilica.

Thank grandfisch
Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We have visited the old Cathedral many times during this renovation process, It is finally completed and to see it in its splendor is magnificent.If your are downtown and close to the Gateway Arch this is a wonderful place to visit. The Cathedral is free.However the Museum on the street side of the edifice has a nominal fee and is... More 

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Olney, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The Old Cathedral is a good place to visit if you're downtown near the arch and the river to visit. The Museum is a good look at some St. Louis and Catholics in St. Louis history. The museum is only a dollar to visit. The cathedral is free to get in and look around and is well worth it. The... More 

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Kirkwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Much of the exterior and interior Old Cathedral restoration has been completed and now the Old Cathedral Museum is open for our enjoyment. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There is a $1.00 admission fee so you will definitely get your money's worth. There are photos and artifacts that trace the Basilica of... More 

Thank Bob H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

A very well kept and beautiful old church, very close to entrance to the Arch. Wonderfully polished wood, and amazing tiles up around the altar. A special place to find peace within a city, away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist routes. Take time to just sit there and admire the loving care given to the upkeep of... More 

Thank Gorgeous49
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great example of a simple and clean restoration of a 19th century church. The small details need to be sought out to be appreciated. We happened to stop by right after their afternoon mass ended. It's a very beautiful church to visit.

Thank Rob B
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We attended services here and had a great chance to observe the success of returning this historic church to its original form. Not ostentatious, but simply beautiful. If you are going to the Arch, definitely take a look.

Thank patnjoe2015
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

It would've been nice to check out the inside bit it was closed when I was here. The outside is absolutely gorgeous. Well worth taking time to walk by it.

Thank Jason C

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