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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
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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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Cathedral Concerts

The Brass and organ concert was so fantastic!!! We have been to the Cathedral many times and this was our 3rd concert. Tickets are very affordable and easy to purchase online... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was told about this place by a friend. I thought how cool could a church be. Boy was I wrong truly beautiful

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Brass and organ concert was so fantastic!!! We have been to the Cathedral many times and this was our 3rd concert. Tickets are very affordable and easy to purchase online, plus free parking next to the cathedral. There were Five French Horns from the St Louis Symphony and an amazing organist. Wonderful unexpected wine and soft drink reception after... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are driving, don't worry about having an exact address-- you can see it for blocks! more ornate than basilicas in europe!

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Topeka, Kansas
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tips: Free parking in back of church; Allow for plenty of time to soak it all in and to read & view every panel above. Mosaic museum downstairs asks only for a nominal $2 donation. Small but packed gift shop probably has a memento you'd like or a gift for someone you care about. Men: Please remove your hats. All:... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The most amazing cathedral in Midwest America. I recommend calling ahead and scheduling a tour. But if you just drop in, you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Gorgeous. Architecture and outside areas nice but the inside mosaic work is breathtaking. Little museum in the basement,but the real gem is the all the mosaic and altar.

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Edina, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place was really cool. I would not go out of my way to visit it but if you are in the area you should check it out.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago

OMG the Cathedral is amazing!!! I have been there for many things and no matter what it's in tip top condition. if you go down stairs you will find a museum about the Basilica. you have seen nothing compared the Cathedral. they also offer tours.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the cathedral on a Friday and were able to go in and pray and look around. it was open but we did not do a tour. Easy to visit and worthwhile.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We totally enjoyed walking through this Cathedral. The décor and art style match much of what I have seen in Washington DC. The craftsmanship, the atmosphere are well worth the stop. Also we took some time to admire the exterior architecture and the courtyard.

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