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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
+1 314-373-8242
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Breathtakingly Beautiful!

As beautiful as the exterior architecture is, it can't compare to the exquisite interior. One does... read more

Reviewed yesterday
2mrching
Awesome in the truest sense of the word

If you appreciate art and beauty, regardless of your religious beliefs, this is a must see. 70,000... read more

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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 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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4431 Lindell Blvd, at Newstead Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63108-2403
Central West End
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Reviewed yesterday

As beautiful as the exterior architecture is, it can't compare to the exquisite interior. One does not know where to look first. The detail in the 83,000 square feet of mosaics renders one speechless. This cathedral is as beautiful as any church or cathedral in...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you appreciate art and beauty, regardless of your religious beliefs, this is a must see. 70,000 plus sft of ceramic mosaics throughout the basilica depicting Christian scenes. Open to all (with exceptions for services) it is a free-will donation destination that will delight the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

You can not come to St. Louis and not see this world renown cathedral. It is absolutely breathtaking. Make sure to schedule a free tour - it's worth ever minute.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

WOW! Not catholic but so very worth the visit. We were lucky enough to get a tour guide who is only available once a month. What a fountain of information on the church architecture and history. Completely fascinating.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I stumbled across the cathedral years ago when traveling with my young kids. My goal was to show them how they suspend the hats of the deceased Cardinals from the ceiling. I did not expect the mosaics or the beauty that was revealed once the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great trip to go solo on a weekday afternoon, so if your headed to happy hour in the Centsrsl West End leave early and stop here first for a visit, I did not need a tour, just like to look around.

Thank Brian L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I take every visitor to STL to the cathedral...and every single time it blows their minds....it is so incredible that it was constructed here...in the center of America!!!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had no idea what to expect when going here but the mosaics are really amazing. You will not be disappointed when visiting this place.

Thank Nicholas A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of the most beautiful cathedrals I've seen in the world, including those in Italy, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic. Open to the public during the day, so access is easy. Photography is permitted and encouraged. One church member pointed out a strategic spot...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

You don't have to be religious at all to appreciate the sheer magnitude and beauty of this Cathedral. Housing the largest collection of mosaics in the western hemisphere, including frescoes designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, everywhere you turn there are more wonders to see.

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lnsmit3
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Response from 327bond | Reviewed this property |
The Church was very quite reverend and spiritual. People came and went quietly. No baby crying etc.
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Response from Vacationtalk | Reviewed this property |
We parked in the parking lot, they also have metered parking on the street.
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Response from Cathedral Basil... o | Property representative |
Correct! About one hour.
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