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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Address: 1101 Madison Avenue, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011
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A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.

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Magnificent French Gothic in Northern Kentucky

Modeled after the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris (burial place of the French monarchs), the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is a magnificent landmark. Lovely stained glass... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modeled after the Basilica of St. Denis in Paris (burial place of the French monarchs), the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is a magnificent landmark. Lovely stained glass and marble, and it includes the world's largest hand-made stained glass window to be found in a church - in the north transept of the cathedral. The renovation of this church which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Huge stained glass windows. l highly recommend a visit to the cathedral. Its especially beautful at Christmas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

This cathedral is especially beautiful on a sunny day. The stained glass windows are spectacular. The stations of the cross are made of imported mosaics. Tours are available. It almost has the feel of a cathedral in Europe, complete with flying buttresses.

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Independence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

I am not an ultra religious person, but a visit to the Cathedral Basilica in Covington, KY is a must for lovers of history and architecture. The architecture is breathtaking, being a replica of Cathedral de Notre Dame in Paris, France. Sweeping French Gothic spires complete with gargoyles and beautiful stained glass windows. Even attended a mass here. The interior,... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

The Cathedral Basilica has beautiful stained glass and is a replica of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris France. They do have tours which I'd highly recommend to learn all the little details that go into making the Cathedral what it is.

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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The basilica is open for visitors most of the day. There is a knowledgeable receptionist who has a pamphlet to give the visitor additional information while roaming through the Cathedral. There are 3 rose stained glass windows that are absolutely stunning, worth the trip to see. According to the information, 80% of the building is stained glass windows. Also noteworthy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

The Basilica is open for tours during the day and this place is so peaceful inside. Great history about its building and architecture design. Reverent inside and most of all a very peaceful place. There are also devotional areas inside to Jesus, Mary, Joseph and St Patrick. Well worth the visit. You won't be disappointed.

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We viewed this stunning church right when it opened at 10:00 am. The wood carvings, stained glass windows, massive organ pipes, and tiled stations of the cross were breath-taking to behold. The garden, although small, was well tended and there was even a small 'reflection' area for peaceful contemplation. Definitely a WOW attraction...John 3:16

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South Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

The workers are always happy to help you and the cathedral is absolutely stunning. I believe some records are held for largest stain glass windows in the world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Most historic churches can advertise wonderful pieces of art. This basilica contains walls of detailed stained glass, some of the largest in the world. Of an entirely different medium, large mosaics depict the story of Christ's passion in excruciating detail. It all leaves one speechless. [Remember, gentlemen, please remove your hat out of respect.]

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