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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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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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That was incredible... and free. It was much more than I expected and simple awesome. It was interesting that the artwork was put in over such a long period of time... and that... read more

Reviewed 20 April 2016
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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

That was incredible... and free. It was much more than I expected and simple awesome. It was interesting that the artwork was put in over such a long period of time... and that the different artists displayed different techniques and themes to their artwork.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Cathedral Basilica is a must stop when you come to St. Louis. The Cathedral boasts one of the largest collections of mosaics in the country. A small museum in the basement illustrates the art form in detail, step by step. Docent led tours are available on Sunday after the 12 noon Mass. Docents may be available during the weekdays... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

My family is catholic, but I am not; so even if you do not visit this place to worship, it is certainly a place to see. The story of the tiny tiles that form the images is beautiful ( about a dad and his son)

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Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

A beautiful cathedral in the heart of St. Louis. We went on a Tuesday and it was not busy. Stunning mosaic tiles and architecture. Worth the trip.

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Thank Paula D
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

The Basillica was, simply put, beautiful. We stayed for Saturday evening mass and we were very glad we did. Whether you're Catholic or not this is a must see.

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Thank Mike G
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

This is a most magnificent cathedral! The mosaics will take your breath away! There is a Mosaic Museum downstairs and a gift shop as well. This is not to be missed when visiting St. Louis

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Thank Elizabeth O
Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 16 April 2016

The craftsmanship and history of this beautiful building should be seen by everyone. Attend a mass or just take a tour but go!

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Thank sewcathv
Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 15 April 2016

I never expected that I would see a Catholic church in Saint Louis this grand and beautiful. A must see architecture even for non-Christians.

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Evansville, Indiana
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Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

This place was really stunning. The architecture, and inside were absolutely beautiful. This place was really moving to me. It it worth a stop. You will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed 12 April 2016

I just happened to notice this cathedral while in town visiting my son and he told me that it was one of the largest mosaic exhibits in the world. We have been to the cathedral in St. Marc's Square in Venice and this one is even better if you can believe it. The mosaic work is stunning with lots of... More 

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