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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ranked #2 of 275 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.
Reviewed May 29, 2012

This world-class structure houses the one of the largest mosaic collections on the planet. Liturgy celebrated in the Cathedral Basilica is wrought with meaning and history. Acoustics are phenomenal; the cathedral concert series shows that off to great effect. The building is first and foremost a house of worship, but is also a tourist attraction, history museum, art gallery and more. Be sure to visit the catacombs and the gift shop. Most importantly, though, when visiting, remember that this is a sacred, holy space. Please be respectful of worshippers, liturgical celebrations and limited-access space.

Thank KAnnSt_Louis
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Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We have never seen any church more beautiful....Mosaics in both Byzantine and Roman style completely cover every surface of the interior. It took us about an hour to go through the basilica with our two kids (9 and11). They were pretty amazed Had it only been my husband and I visiting, we would have stayed longer. This is a must visit spot! Beautiful.

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Reviewed May 27, 2012

Wow ... have to see it even if you are not a church goer! Simply stunning!!

Thank Rinjani_Queen
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

We didn't have nearly enough time to linger as long as this venue requires. Most folks on here have already summed up how striking the interior artwork very well and I'd second their words. I also really appreciated how pleasant the guest services staff was to those of us coming in to take a peek.

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Reviewed May 25, 2012

The art work inside this Cathedral is similar to great works of art in Europe. It is like visiting a museum and the museum building is the art work. There is nothing that I dislike.

Thank Deana M
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