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Basilica of St. Louis, King

209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-231-3250
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Beautiful church under the Arch

This church is right under the Arch. Easy walk from downtown hotels. Interior is not as ornate as... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Jon M
South Elgin, Illinois
The Original Cathedral of Saint Louis MO

A Really Old Church & the current building dates back to 1834 and was the original Cathedral till... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Sydney, Australia
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209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
+1 314-231-3250

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Reviewed 11 May 2017

This church is right under the Arch. Easy walk from downtown hotels. Interior is not as ornate as most Basilicas but just knowing the history of the place makes it very sacred.

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A Really Old Church & the current building dates back to 1834 and was the original Cathedral till the Bishops seat moved & the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis took precedent. Can't be compared but in it's own right is just as beautiful and humbling...More

Thank Skeney57
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is a lovely church, right next to the Gateway Arch - the oldest Catholic cathedral west of the Mississippi. Recently restored to more closely resemble its appearance in 1834 when it was build, this church is a true find. It is one of the...More

Thank CW G
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wandering downtown St. Louis and ran across this old church the other day. I believe this is the oldest building in St. Louis and you pass right by it on the way to the Arch. The church doesn't look like much from the outside, but...More

Thank rduinc
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Beautiful Catholic church with incredible mosaic collection with over 7000 colors used. A wonderful place to catch your breath and reconnect spiritually.

Thank Vince B
Reviewed 29 May 2016

From the outside, this church is a bit unassuming, particularly since it is adjacent to the Gateway Arch site. However, it is magnificent inside. It reminds me of some of the churches I have visited in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. However, this Basilica is...More

Thank jonahNJ
Reviewed 5 January 2016

Oldest building in St. Louis. Is Greek Revival Architecture. Awe and reverence-inspiring church. Conveniently happened to be walking back and there was not service going on. The building was empty, but open for visitors.

Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is really a neat place to visit. We were fortunate to have one of church personal tell about the cathedral. Many of the statues were made of zinc and then covered with plaster. The painting behind the altar has a great story. The basilica...More

Thank punkinlr
Reviewed 17 August 2014

We drove past the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis almost daily during our visit to the city. I always mentioned to Lisa that we should stop and shoot some photos of the exterior. It was an amazing looking building. The one time we tried to...More

Thank Mustangdad1961
Reviewed 18 June 2014

This is an amazing place. The stained glass window is gorgeous, and the mosaics inspire adoration. We went to my daughter's confirmation there. The only thing that jarred slightly was the organ music. Don't know if someone was in training or what, but their playing...More

Thank Scottygirl329
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