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“Byzantine beauty”

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ranked #3 of 263 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: 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.
St. Louis
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50 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Byzantine beauty”
Reviewed December 25, 2011

Designed after the Westminster RC Cathedral in London, the New Cathedral is massive, beautiful and unique, with mosaics covering every inch of ceiling space.

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Fishers, Indiana
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“We didn't have much time but so glad we visited!”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

We were, unfortunately, very close to closing time at the Basilica but so glad we spent even 15 minutes there. We have 3 boys, ages 8,11 and 13. They were pretty impressed by the grand scale of the cathedral and with all the different nooks and crannies. Fifteen minutes may have been just enough time for them (they might have tried to jump over the pews if given any more time). Totally amazing architecture and art. Great place for taking pictures!

Visited July 2011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“great interior”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

The architecture is amazing, best catherdral I've seen in the US. Amazing mosiacs.

Visited April 2011
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Kansas City, Missouri
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“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed December 14, 2011

5 p.m. Mass on Saturday was an experience I will never forget

Visited November 2011
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Denver, CO
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“So glad we stopped by...”
Reviewed December 13, 2011

The ceilings are amazing. We weren't sure what to expect, as we were trying to visit St Louis on a budget and this was a free attraction, but we were both so happy we stopped by. Very beautiful! Definitely recommend!

Visited January 2011
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