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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 63108-2403
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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 not your ordinary church -- in fact, quite out of the ordinary. It may look typical on the outside (Romanesque style architecture), but inside, the Byzantine and Italian... read more

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Louisville, Kentucky
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is not your ordinary church -- in fact, quite out of the ordinary. It may look typical on the outside (Romanesque style architecture), but inside, the Byzantine and Italian mosaic styles will absolutely take your breath away as soon as you walk inside the front door. When you enter, there will be a narthex with tour information brochures, a... More 

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It was fairly slow when we came in the morning however it was filling up when we were finished our tour. Not a religious person but it was still a very great place to visit from an artistic standpoint

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Russellville, Kentucky
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This place was amazing. Words can't describe the beauty. I especially thought the confessionals were interesting. It's like the ones you see in old movies. The church bells were beautiful, we were present at the end of a funeral.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must see gem in St. Louis. The mosaics and alters in side the the Basilica are memorizing. Almost feels like your in heaven. If I had to compare this Basilica to another one, I would have to say it come pretty darn close to St. Peter's Basilica in Rome Italy. I am not sure of the time/hours... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The single most beautiful place in the area. We are very lucky to have this Basilica in our city. Even if you aren't Catholic, you should visit just to see the mosaics and other art. If you are Catholic attending a Mass here should be on your bucket list.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You must visit this church - the mosaics are beautifully arranged throughout. It's a cultural gem. Both my children weren't very excited to go initially, but once we got inside, their eyes widened and they wanted to see everything. You could do this in under an hour if you chose to do it quickly and were pressed for time, just... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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One of the largest collections of mosaics in the world, covering 83,000 sq.ft., over 41 million pieces of glass tessare, named for the patron St. Louis IX, King of France. Romanesque style on exterior with a Byzantine style interior, the domes reveal in mosaic art the story of faith from creation to the last judgment, Judeo-Christian Scriptures, and more recent... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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It's such a beautiful collection of mosaics. We always have the kids light candles for their grandparents that have left us.

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That's a lovely tradition-thank you for sharing! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is truly one of the most beutiful churches you will ever see, it is breath taking just looking around once you get inside.

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Attending midnight mass is something to experience! Even if you aren't Catholic, you will be awed by the beauty and feeling of Christmas!

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