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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
+1 314-373-8242
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On a scale with Europe's finest, (but not so old)!

Impressively huge from the outside, but the spectacular visual treat is the fine mosaic interior... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
TriassicJoe
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Durham, NC
Beautiful cathedral/basilica

Very impressive church with all the mosaic. It was interesting to see the two chapels decorated by... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
mflyon
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Wilmette, Illinois
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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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4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
Central West End
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

Impressively huge from the outside, but the spectacular visual treat is the fine mosaic interior, some installed by the Louis Tiffany Company plus many other artists. Incredibly ornate and finely detailed. A unique decorative interior.

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Reviewed October 30, 2016

Very impressive church with all the mosaic. It was interesting to see the two chapels decorated by Tiffany and the different style because of the many years under construction. Our guide was good but she did not mention the museum which we missed. When we...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

This cathedral is breathtakingly gorgeous! Having visited St. Peter's in Rome and the Basilica in Ottobeuren, Germany, the Basilica in St. Louis has to be the most beautiful I've ever seen! We spoke to a priest who told us it took 2 generations of men...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I am adept of art in various ways and I am always looking for some phenomenal places by man made or nature creations. That architectural monolith and mosaic installation inside was estimated in 3 millions dollars according to the money value in the 20 century...More

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Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The Basilica Cathedral of St Louis is one of the most beautiful places in town! It features hundreds of mosaics from the 1900s and all the basilica in itself is a piece of art. Absolutely magnificent in the inside and outside. A must visit!

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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Just stood in this immense place with all the mosaics pondering how they even started this daunting task. The artistry is mind-boggling. Seriously beautiful.

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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

As a couple that has been to St. Peter's (in Rome), St. Mark's (in Venice), and the basilicas in Florence and Sienna Italy, among others, this is a beautiful basilica! Is has many of the elements of the greastest italian churches, if not quite on...More

1  Thank seanmcahill
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Whether you are Catholic or not, you will love a visit to the Cathedral Basilica. Gorgeous architectural and some of the most beautiful mosaic artwork to be found anywhere in the world, truly!! And if you are Catholic, definitely make time to attend a Mass...More

1  Thank kennethrb2016
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Reviewed October 24, 2016

Stunning. A must see for anyone traveling in the St. Louis area. Very peaceful and beautiful. Should check ahead for mass times and special events.

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Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed architecture, cleanliness, friendly staff & outright beauty of this Cathedral! Really nice area to walk around & also eat. The outside is beautiful with great landscaping. The cost is minimal so really nice place to visit to see splendor of architect &...More

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There are a couple of free parking lots behind the Cathedral. You just need to drive around the block to get behind it. No metered street parking in this area of the city. Just don't go at Mass time or they will be... More
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Response from Cathedral Basil... o | Property representative |
Correct! About one hour.
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Response from Cathedral Basil... o | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Docent led tours (guided) take approximately 1 hour.
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