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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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We visited this church and was amazed at the inside and outside! There is no paint inside it's all mosaic tile. I have never seen anything like it!

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited this church and was amazed at the inside and outside! There is no paint inside it's all mosaic tile. I have never seen anything like it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

North America has a beautiful Basilica here in St Louis that rivals those in Europe! The mosaics here are as beautiful and more abundant than those in the St Marks Basilica in Venice. I've seen both. If you enjoy visiting beautiful architecture this needs to be in your list!

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss this gem. The architecture is magnificent, the stained glass windows and artwork, breathtaking; the whole dazzling space is spiritually uplifting. Another time I will try to come when tours are offered.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The art inside is beautiful and stunning. The Mosaic Museum in the basement is very interesting, one of the city's better museums. The woman working in the gift shop was so nice. A great experience!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very beautiful building with a lot of history! Make sure you take the tour and don't forget to go into the basement for more interesting history. Or, if you prefer, just sit in a pew near the middle of the cathedral and say a rosary!

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Southaven, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Cathedral was absolutely breathtaking. The staff was friendly and willing to answer any questions. This is a must see! Visitors are asked to keep in mind that it is still a fully functioning church. There were confessions going on as well as a prayer service so visitors had to keep their voices down.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The "new" cathedral has one the the most beautiful interior of any church in the country if not the world. The walls, ceiling, dome and all the "pictures" are mosaics. This is the largest mosaic display in the world. Totally astounding!!! Schedule the tour. It is well worth your time and energy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely breathtaking. 41 million mosaic tiles in one huge room, four apses and a few smaller rooms. My daughter recently returned from an extended tour of Europe's cathedrals. She said the only one she saw over there that was more magnificent was The Vatican. I would travel to St. Louis just to see this again. This is the kind of... More 

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called ahead for tour times. We didn't schedule one, but just showed up. The mosaics were gorgeous. We checked out the museum downstairs afterward and it was a bit boring.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit to the Basilica. It compares inside to the places we visited in Europe. The rose window is huge, and when you get inside to take a photo, it looks half the size from the outside view.

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