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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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This is an outstanding example of true Roman architecture... It is beautiful inside and out...you can arrange a guided tour.

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East Carondelet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is an outstanding example of true Roman architecture... It is beautiful inside and out...you can arrange a guided tour.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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If you like art and architecture then the St Louis Basilica is a must see during your trip, and even if you're not everyone will appreciate the gorgeous artwork and sweeping architectural lines. This easy to get to cathedral is near the Central West End. It has generous hours and has people available for questions. There is no charge for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful cathedral! The mosaics are simply gorgeous. The exterior is pretty, but you are in for a surprise when you step inside. If you are lucky enough to be there when Larry is giving tours and answering questions, you are in for a real treat. His knowledge and ability to tell stories and backgrounds of the church design,... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Yes, this is a Catholic church but the mosaics are truly astonishing. The Cathedral Basilica rivals any of the grand churches of Europe. It was completed around 1914. Every inch of the interior is covered with mosaics. It is a wonder to the eye no matter the religion.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to St. Louis a million times and finally took the time for a tour of the basilica. What we have been missing!!! Fantastic tour and can't believe we have missed it all these years.

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

Since I have lived in St. Louis for the last 26 years, I consider myself an expert when reviewing the unique sites of this city for tourists to visit. The Cathedral Basilica is one of the places I take ALL visitors to St. Louis. Plan ahead and schedule a guided tour that will last about an hour. Every time I... More 

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

If you can get a guided tour it is amazing what you will find out about these various rooms and mosaics on the walls and ceilings. It is a one of a kind wonder in St Louis.

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The mosicas are world reknown. Acoustics are unbelievable if you are lucky enough to be present when there is music

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The beauty of this place will blow you away. The ceiling mosaics are breath-taking and the architecture is superior. I felt like I was in another world.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't think I can even sum this up in words. This cathedral is the most beautiful building I have ever seen. The mosaic is just gorgeous. My husband is not a "church-boy" and he was just as awe-struck. Just beautiful!

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