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Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis

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Amazing mosaics

This basilica has the largest collection of mosaics under one roof in the world. There is a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Silver Spring, Maryland
Hidden Beauty

Who would of thought such a magnificent Cathedral could be found in Downtown St Louis . We were on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
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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
Central West End
+1 314-373-8242
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 August 2006

Walking into this this Cathedral took my breath away. The impressive architecture and mosaic artwork are truly something to behold. The hours (7:00am-5:00pm) make it easy to fit in a visit. It's located very close to Forest Park and easy to locate and park.

9  Thank WimberleyTraveler
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

I am sure that this is a great place, but we didn't get to see much. The church was under repair most everything was covered. Wish we had gone later when the repairs were completed. We didn't see any gift shop, and no one talked...More

2  Thank RobinC535
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This basilica has the largest collection of mosaics under one roof in the world. There is a very good museum on the lower level showing the creation of the mosaics and explaining the difference between Byzantine and Italian mosaics.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who would of thought such a magnificent Cathedral could be found in Downtown St Louis . We were on a Trolley ride which stopped at this stunning Basilica such a joy to walk through this Cathedral made up of thousands of mosaics so close to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not Catholic but I was moved by the sheer enormity and beauty of this massive edifice. To think that this marvel was built without the benefit of modern machinery is absolutely incredible.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will be really appreciate the beauty of the inside facade of the Cathedral. The walls and ceiling are outstanding. You can tour church on your own or take a tour with very knowledgeable tour guides. The tours are free. Make sure that you go...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In town for the weekend and went to the 10 am mass. The building was beautiful beyond belief. Unfortunately the service was a bit hard to hear and the choirs voices muffled.

Thank Cyndi C
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful Cathedral. It rivals the European and Turkish mosques and cathedrals. The tour is great. You can do a self guided tour, or the docents are wonderful and informative. You can take in a service or maybe a concert if you...More

Thank HkyLvr
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was able to visit with no crowds. The inside is breathtaking and I was able to take my time in appreciating all the beauty.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A world class venue, beautiful building, wonderful acoustics....every year they host evening music concerts during autumn/winter/spring with world class musicians such as Vienna Boys Choir...religious services are spiritually rewarding...the mosaics are some of the best in the US......worth your time....

Thank JosephFranklyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gourgeius stained glass; nothing like it elsewhere. The side altars are lovely and peaceful. The altar is huge and solemn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to St. Louis is incomplete without a visit to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Expert docent tour guides will take you through this magnificent church. It is filled with the most outstanding collections of mosaics in North America. The mosaics depict the...More

Thank Sharon G
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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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Response from Lisa H | Reviewed this property |
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