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Address: 209 Walnut St, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2499
Phone Number: 314 231 3250
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Small Beautiful Cathedral

The History in this place is amazing. Loved the painting and the organ. This was the 1st catholic church this side of the mississippi river.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nichole G
Springfield, Missouri, United States

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The History in this place is amazing. Loved the painting and the organ. This was the 1st catholic church this side of the mississippi river.

Thank Nichole G
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Cathedral is right in front of you on the temporary walkway to Arch Park, but most people just pass it by (visiting hours are limited as well), which is their misfortune. Plan a visit if the Cathedral is open; it's a very historic landmark and beautifully preserved. It also allows one to have a quiet break from a busy... More 

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League City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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 June 26, 2016 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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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

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