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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Mosaics!

You don't have to be Catholic to fall in love with this Basilica. With more mosaics here than... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joan W
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful

I'm local and had never visited the cathedral until last summer. I was not disappointed. It was... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bjlog
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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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...more
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4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You don't have to be Catholic to fall in love with this Basilica. With more mosaics here than Hagia Sofia, the beauty is breathtaking. Some of the mosaics are pastel and gold, using colors not often seen elsewhere, wonderful color combinations. I often take out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm local and had never visited the cathedral until last summer. I was not disappointed. It was absolutely beautiful. I'm not Catholic but my friend who went with me is, so we both lit candles. I was having shoulder replacement surgery the following week and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is amazing Basilica and well worth a visit. The mosaic areas breathtaking words just can’t describe it. You heart, mind and soul will be moved. If you stare at the mosaic long enough the seem to come to life. Check the website because if...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank gina r
Reviewed 5 days ago

The mosaics on the ceiling and walls are amazing, taking years to complete. They have tours but there are free pamphlets that explain the mosaics which are all Bible stories. It took about an hour to sit in the pews and look closely at each...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This basílica and the mosaics inside are just a world class, worth seeing attraction. I have seen similar things only in Europe. Most of the work was done by Italian artists that were brought to complete the work and even stayed and have had a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing, fantastic, incredibly beautiful piece of architecture! No words could describe it so you must see it! Amen

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DianeC98
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a should visit; inspiring structure; take the tour to learn all the details of Basilica; start at the shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JamesG240
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This architectural gem contains one of the largest collections of mosaics in the western hemisphere. If you go there for mass, plan to arrive early just to take in the entire facility from the chapel where John Paul II prayed to the outside sculptures. There's...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a phenomenal place and the architecture is amazing. The mosaic work is incredible. Everywhere you look, you see gorgeous artwork and mosaics. The altar was so intricate. There are "layers" from front to back and along the sides, too. The work inside each of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank teridGA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its Monday morning, with a grayish overcast, full of shapeless, dense clouds. It beckons me to escape my cracker box dwelling to explore a church. Not just any church but the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. With a Romanesque exterior, your senses will delight in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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charfromthesouth
25 October 2018|
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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
At night it would be more formal than a day concert. If a man I would wear nice slacks and a dress shirt possibly with or without a jacket. A lady could wear a skirt to the knee or a pants suit but, covered shoulders or with... More
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Yes, they will be amazed just like anyone else would be.
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Response from Alice C | Reviewed this property |
There are a couple of free parking lots behind the Cathedral. You just need to drive around the block to get behind it. No metered street parking in this area of the city. Just don't go at Mass time or they will be... More
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