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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Neighbourhood: Central West End
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Address: 4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108
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The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of...

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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I am a transplant from Texas, so . . .

Having relocated to the St Louis region in 2005, I see things from the perspective of a resident AND visitor. The Cathedral is a must see. It is breathtakingly beautiful! Every... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Richmond Heights, MO
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Richmond Heights, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having relocated to the St Louis region in 2005, I see things from the perspective of a resident AND visitor. The Cathedral is a must see. It is breathtakingly beautiful! Every visitor I have brought here was in awe.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is amazing displaying one of the largest collections of mosaics in North America.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the one place I bring any visiting family! Beautiful mosaics and excellent docent tours are the reason, and most I have brought here come away feeling they have had a spiritual moment there. It is well worth an hour or two if you have the time and appreciation for cathedrals, as in the US we don't have much... More 

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Fort Worth, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As we walked into the cathedral, my mouth literally dropped wide open. The cathedral is enormous and the detail in everything is just amazing. In particular, I was amazed at the murals and small mosaic tiles used to create such beautiful masterpieces.This is called the new cathedral and the old cathedral is close to the Arch. We went into both... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Rivaling many great cathedrals of Europe(and I've been to St. Paul's in Rome), this is the second biggest mosaic cathedral in the world. You'll be glad you went. Everyone I've taken there was surprised and pleased.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Tours not allowed during Mass. Check their website for Mass schedule. There is a museum that is not open past 4. Rivals European tourist traps

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Thank Michael R
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure you take a tour and ask for the kids brochure to find hidden pictures in the mosaic. Well worth the visit even if you are not Catholic!

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no place like this--a Romanesque basilica whose surfaces are 100% mosaic. Massive, spectacular, inspirational, colorful. Clearly one of America's artistic masterpieces. Whether you are religiously inclined or not, this space is a 'must see.' You will not see anything comparable in the US, and very few that could match it anywhere else in the world. And if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was astounded by the size, beauty and overall magnificence of the Basilica! It is massive, and entirely covered in glass mosaic tiles which reflect and refract the light brilliantly. It's one beautiful vignette after another; my neck hurt from admiring every surface. Make sure to visit the little museum in the basement, which has information on the construction, and... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Magnificent church whose detail and grand scale reminds me of the similar functioning cathedrals in Europe. In an accessible area of west part of St. Louis near lots of the things tourists would be seeing anyway.

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