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Address: 209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
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Interesting church near Arch...

Wandering downtown St. Louis and ran across this old church the other day. I believe this is the oldest building in St. Louis and you pass right by it on the way to the Arch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Wandering downtown St. Louis and ran across this old church the other day. I believe this is the oldest building in St. Louis and you pass right by it on the way to the Arch. The church doesn't look like much from the outside, but is quite beautiful on the inside. There is no entrance fee.

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Beautiful Catholic church with incredible mosaic collection with over 7000 colors used. A wonderful place to catch your breath and reconnect spiritually.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

From the outside, this church is a bit unassuming, particularly since it is adjacent to the Gateway Arch site. However, it is magnificent inside. It reminds me of some of the churches I have visited in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. However, this Basilica is obviously more modern with contemporary appointments. When there are no services, it is a great... More 

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West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Oldest building in St. Louis. Is Greek Revival Architecture. Awe and reverence-inspiring church. Conveniently happened to be walking back and there was not service going on. The building was empty, but open for visitors.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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420 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is really a neat place to visit. We were fortunate to have one of church personal tell about the cathedral. Many of the statues were made of zinc and then covered with plaster. The painting behind the altar has a great story. The basilica was refurbished a few years back to as near as original as possible. Whether you... More 

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Omaha NE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We drove past the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis almost daily during our visit to the city. I always mentioned to Lisa that we should stop and shoot some photos of the exterior. It was an amazing looking building. The one time we tried to stop and get some photos was on a school day, during drop-offs. Sooooooo, no photos... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is an amazing place. The stained glass window is gorgeous, and the mosaics inspire adoration. We went to my daughter's confirmation there. The only thing that jarred slightly was the organ music. Don't know if someone was in training or what, but their playing left a lot to be desired. But the Basilica itself overcame any disgruntlement. What an... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

Just such an incredible experience from the minute you walk in. We went for 10 AM Sunday Mass. Upon entering the through huge doors you are bathed in the choir's angelic voices which create such an amazing atmosphere as your eyes adjust to the dazzling display of intricate mosaics. The mystifying impact as you realize someones moment of the divine... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

I visited the Basilica with a local St. Louis friend, two mutual friends who introduced me to her, and three other friends in "the mob." We pulled up before a massive and somehow "perfect" gray stone Romanesque building with a Byzantine explosion going on inside. The staff were welcoming, friendly and informed. We had a wonderful tour guide who explained... More 

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Linden, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

a walk through this magnificent church could take hours!! Every inch of wall, ceiling and floor is another amazing thing to look at. Incredible artistry in every mosaic. Beautiful

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