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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Pope John Paul visited

This is an excellent example of “mosaic” as magnificent as Rome! said the late Pope Jon Paul. It’s... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Smoking F
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Stunning. Overwhelmingly impressive.

A must see for any St. Louis traveler. The mosaics are among the very best in the world without... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
egall467
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Chicago
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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 6 days ago via mobile

This cathedral is beautiful on the inside. Spacious. The elaborate paintings and mosaic (some say the largest in the world) is breathtaking! A truly spiritual and experience to see this and attend a service!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent example of “mosaic” as magnificent as Rome! said the late Pope Jon Paul. It’s rather impresseuve, if your into churches, this is a must. This is the only Bascillica in America. A must. There is a small gift shop and an...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for any St. Louis traveler. The mosaics are among the very best in the world without question. Equivalent or better to Ravinia Italy. The use of colored glass to create light and dark shadowing is stunning. Often in religious settings art is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cathedral Basilica rivals many European cathedrals in beauty. Built at a cost of $3 million in 1914, the walls and columns in the main sanctuary are covered in mosaics from top to bottom. Various smaller chapels, also covered in these storied mosaic tiles, line...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to experience mosaics. The tour is informative as is the museum. An awesome place to participate or experience the Catholic Mass.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The largest collection of ceramic mosaics in a Byzantine Church in the world—some 70,000 plus square feet. The murals are stunning, the chapels quiet and the history compelling. It matters not which religion you practice, this is a pilgrimage destination and if you are simply...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Mass was hard to understand b/c the acoustics are not the best but the Church is so beautiful that it's worth it to attend.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Carolyn M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the most beautiful interiors in St. Louis. The mosaics are amazing. It is a must see when visiting or if you live here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank PamelaT1154
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cathedral is really a hidden gem for tourists. I take all my out-of-town guests here. The interior is an unexpected explosion of beauty. When my parents toured the Vatican some 40 years ago, their Italian tour guide told the group of mostly-European tourists that...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's hard to tell just how cavernous this Basilica is from the outside, but inside is a marvel to see. Even if you're not Catholic (or not even a "churchian" - I'm not), anyone can appreciate the grandeur of this work of art. Must see,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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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