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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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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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Every bit as good as any European counterparts

I have to say that I am awestruck by this cathedral. I have been to many cathedrals in Europe, and this cathedral is every bit as good as any cathedral in Europe with all of its... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm used to Cathedrals dominating city squares & plazas in Europe & elsewhere ! But this majestic building sits in the suburbs, but for that, is no less commanding. Maybe more so , as it has no visual competition. A school mass was in session so our visit was curtailed but strongly suggest that you take the time to visit... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have to say that I am awestruck by this cathedral. I have been to many cathedrals in Europe, and this cathedral is every bit as good as any cathedral in Europe with all of its mosaic artwork. St. Louis is my home town, but I left there forty years ago. But, upon celebrating a Christmas with my parents while... More 

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

Mozaics Aplenty, contemplative art, and good for mass too. We visits here evry time we get near Forest Park, sometimes for mass if it is sat or sunday. The Mosaics are world class, and many side altars and basement museum will definitely make you contemplate how small we are in this world.

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Richmond Heights, MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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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 4 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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