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Old Cathedral

209 Walnut St, St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2499
+1 314-231-3250
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Beautiful, historic church!

We were fortunate to be able to visit this beautiful church on the Mississippi. Don't walk by on... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
via mobile
A must-see

Absolutely beautiful. The architecture and the paintings were breathtaking. Light a candle and say... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2017
Kay S
Conway, South Carolina
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209 Walnut St, St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2499
+1 314-231-3250
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We were fortunate to be able to visit this beautiful church on the Mississippi. Don't walk by on your way to the more popular attractions. Stop for a moment of peace in this beautiful church.

Thank TravelGirl33308
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful. The architecture and the paintings were breathtaking. Light a candle and say prayer.

Thank Kay S
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

The Old Cathedral is tucked away, right next to the Gateway Arch, and the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial/Old Courthouse, and is well worth the visit. It boasts a perfectly preserved interior and exterior - one can feel the history within this little church, and get...More

Thank Wike F
Reviewed 17 October 2017

THis is the oldest Catholic Church west of the Mississippi. Located near the river and the Arch, it is easy to get to from the downtown area. There is a small parking lot in front, but street pay parking is near. Beautiful old historical church....More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We visited the cathedral on 10/17/2017 and were very impressed with how beautifully restored the building is. The ceiling in the church is gorgeous. The cathedral is small and if you are not Catholic, the visit will probably be very short (about 10-15 minutes). For...More

Thank Kanda F
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I attended Mass and it was wonderful. The statues were beautiful. The facility encouraged quiet reflection when Mass was not occurring. Multiple opportunities were available to attend Mass.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Situated between the Old Courthouse and The Arch , it is worth a short visit - pretty small , but refreshingly simple with a calm ambiance . Not sure how often it is open - the first day we walked past , it was closed...More

Thank michaelcS2269LH
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were seeking a church to attend Mass and found this gem just steps away from the Arch. It was a welcoming congregation and a beautiful church. The history was interesting. There is a museum, but it was not open while we were there.

Thank Jan A
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

To Catholic people the place is not what matters but the meaning of mass celebration. However this is nice to have mass at such majestic place, mass is beautiful. S if you are not catholic and go just for the tour , let me tell...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Was so glad we stopped here. The mosaics on the ceiling are amazing works of art. Remember to practice good manner here as this is a working parish. Be quiet and take in the peacefulness and the art.

Thank Shyla J
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