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“Amazing Mosaics”

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.
Northfield, Illinois
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“Amazing Mosaics”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

What an amazing place! The mosaics are just unbelievable. Details of each of the huge sections are just sights to see and admire. Don't forget to tour the basement to get the history behind all this.

Visited December 2011
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Webster Groves, Missouri
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“The New Cathedral”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

It is hard to describe how beautiful the mosaic tile work is. It's a must-see. I took a guided tour which took us up into the balcony. The view from up there was just gorgeous.

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Hugo, Minnesota
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“Remarkable”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

I walked into the Basilica and sat in a pew and stared at the ceiling for a half and hour. This work is simply amazing and beautiful. I have seen many Cathedrals, Mosques, Churches, and this was mesmerizing.

Visited November 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Spectacular acoustics”
Reviewed November 24, 2012

I saw a few classical/choral performances here, which was fsntastic. If you get the chance to take in a concert here, do so. Great acoustics and you can soak in the ambiance of the cathedral.

Visited April 2012
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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“Outstanding!”
Reviewed November 23, 2012

It is historic, beautiful and a wonderful part of downtown St. Louis!! A total must see when in St. Louis,Missouri!

Visited November 2012
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