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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
+1 859-431-2060
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Beautiful Church Great Visit

Our tour group had a wonderful guide to lead us around this magnificent church. The stained glass... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
JRAP2013
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Gulfport, Mississippi
Wow

I've lived in Cincinnati for 25+ years and had never been to this landmark. How I had failed to... read more

Reviewed May 6, 2017
MWeisensel
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.
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  • Average2%
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1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
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"stained glass"
in 35 reviews
"notre dame in paris"
in 9 reviews
"wood carvings"
in 7 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 6 reviews
"gothic architecture"
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"flying buttresses"
in 3 reviews
"sheer beauty"
in 2 reviews
"north transept"
in 2 reviews
"across the river"
in 9 reviews
"take your breath away"
in 2 reviews
"answer questions"
in 3 reviews
"cincy area"
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"worth a visit"
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"self guided tour"
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"beautiful building"
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"sunny day"
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"northern kentucky"
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Our tour group had a wonderful guide to lead us around this magnificent church. The stained glass windows alone would impress you but added to that were two beautiful organs, stations of the cross, alter, tile pictures, a Baptismal area and a beautiful ceiling. This...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Cincinnati for 25+ years and had never been to this landmark. How I had failed to see it before is now an inexcusable mistake. What a beautiful house of worship! Faux gothic, this structure made to appear built hundreds of years ago...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

My family visited Covington especially to see this cathedral. This was the second visit for my husband and I. We were so amazed by the architecture and sheer beauty as well as the spiritual peace felt that we had to share this with our family....More

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Reviewed February 22, 2017

We took in services here to get the full effect - 10am on Sunday am is their Mass time. It was quite beautiful, and surprisingly well attended. The personable Bishop gives a very fine sermon and the full ceremony with incense that lifts to the...More

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Reviewed February 14, 2017

This church is just beautiful. It reminds me of my grade school years. The church has a holiness that was so prevalent so many years ago. A must see.

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Reviewed January 5, 2017

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...More

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Reviewed December 8, 2016

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

Thank Laurie F
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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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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...More

Thank Jeremy D
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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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Charles D
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Response from Erin C | Reviewed this property |
It is in Covington, KY; just off of I75 southbound. You cn google directions.
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Response from Cymcym | Reviewed this property |
From the Website: Monday - Friday Mass 8:15 a.m. Self-Guided Tours Self-guided tour brochures are available at the Greeters Desk, found by the North side entrance. The brochures are free and available to individuals... More
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