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“Great place to visit, even for non-Catholics”

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ranked #3 of 267 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 July 9, 2013

Absolutely incredible. I used to live 2 blocks away and the awe-factor never disappeared. On a recent visit, we went for mass, and stayed after to explore all the artwork and architecture. I'm pretty sure the Archdiocese keeps the building open most of the time so that people can look around and pray. You can also take guided tours: http://cathedralstl.org/parish/about-us/hours-of-operation/

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

An extraordinary example of mosaics in a church. Over 41.5 million tiles. If you can't visit Italy this is the next closest thing to seeing amazing craftsmanship.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Beautiful church with a really nice tour. Do not have to attend mass- tours daily, or you can tour on your own when mass not in service. Tour is free and full of great information. Mass has amazing organ and cantor.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

Up there with some of the churches in Europe. Tour is ongoing and informative, there is no charge for it not entrance into the church, just a suggested donation.

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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is the most beautiful church I have ever seen and it was practically in my back yard!! It is almost as if you are stepping into a centuries old cathedral in Italy or France. The mosaics are breathtaking and truly a labor of love. A definite must see if you are in St. Louis!

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