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“An American Treasure” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ranked #3 of 243 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.
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“An American Treasure”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

There are beautiful churches throughout the world and this is one of the finest. All faiths will enjoy this special work of art. Once you see it you will understand why it is the number 1 attraction in St. Louis.

Visited February 2013
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“Spectacular”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

To describe this church as spectacular is an understatement. To look up at all of the mosaics is incredible.
When making plans keep in mind this is a working church with mass services.

Visited October 2012
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“Church is filled with glittering, glowing glass mosaics, the architecture is top-notch. You must see it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

You must see the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis! I love historic churches and we always check them out whenever we pass one, but this church is really really special. We went in on a Sunday before evening Mass and there was an organist playing. The interior of the church is filled with a golden glow due to the thousands..maybe millions of pieces of glittering gold glass pieces on the ceilings. It was so peaceful in there. It was far more grand and ornate than I thought it would be after looking at pictures online. I never expected something like this in the U.S! You definitely don't have to be religious to fully appreciate the beauty of this church. The mosaic museum is $1 but you can just walk in the front doors and they welcome you to look around. There is parking on the street and some on the backside of the church. Again, make sure you see the inside of this breathtaking church!!!!!

Visited January 2013
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“beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Like stepping into a old European Cathedral. Amazing Mosaics!Be sure to check out all the side altars and the museum downstairs.

Visited January 2013
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Majestic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Even a Protestant will love this place (I did). Beautiful way to spend a couple of hours, you won't be disappointed.

Visited January 2013
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