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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 63108-2403
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07:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 17:00

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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Stopped in out of the heat

Stopped in out of the heat and ran into a gentleman that knew everything about the Cathedral it was very enlightening from the 1818 painting donated by the King of France to the... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2016
David R
Monroe, Michigan
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Monroe, Michigan
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Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped in out of the heat and ran into a gentleman that knew everything about the Cathedral it was very enlightening from the 1818 painting donated by the King of France to the orginal hard wood maple floors from the 1830 building he was lovely to talk to he showed us the organ, the first west of the Mississippi and... More 

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Normal, Illinois
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Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Pretty amazing structure for the Midwest! Don't miss the museum in the basement. Was moved to be with an instrument used for praise over 6 centuries in form of a large chorale book with ancient vellum pages...

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Very enormous and beautiful cathedral. Amazing inside painting. You can visit it for free. I am so happy that I visited it while staying in St. Louis

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 429 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

This "building" is more than just a statement of faith: it is a living, breathing work of art. From the outside it looks drab, uninspiring and almost ugly. Once you cross the entrance, however, you will be gobsmacked by the dazzling mosaics (all 43 million of 'em!) in brilliant shades of gold, red, blue, in fact every imaginable colour, and... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Saw this as #3 on Trip Advisor so decided to go. The workmanship inside is simply stunning and no pictures can do it justice. You should go Monday thru Saturday early afternoon to be able to enjoy it and not disrupt Sunday services. The grounds are also lovely and there is some interesting artwork there. As a point of interest,... More 

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Rochester, New York, United States
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Reviewed 25 May 2016

This is an architectural gem in the heart of the city. The mosiacs that cover the entire interior are exquisite. Check ahead of time to make sure you won't be disrupting Mass, otherwise, free guided tours and tours on your own are available. I would imagine that Mass in this wonderful sanctuary would be wonderful. Check out the mosaic museum... More 

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De Soto, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This has to be one of thee most beautiful and peaceful places my kids and I have ever been too !!! It was simply beautiful inside and out .

Thank mamacindysue
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is an amazing cathedral. Saw a lot of magnificent cathedrals in Europe but the tile art wotk in this place beats them all. A must see when in St. Louis.

Thank PicShooter
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you have never been in a Basilica this is a beautiful one to visit. The mosaic work is stunning and worth viewing up close and personally.

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Reviewed 24 May 2016

this is so beautiful inside, several chapels and altars including one reserved for the blessed Sacrament. it was cool but pleasant inside and I sat and prayed for a few hours while my friends explored. Went downstairs to the museum and mausoleum where past cardinals are buried. Will return for sure when I can attend mass here. And will bring... More 

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