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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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Competes with Baslica's in Europe

Hard to describe but I would put this on a must see Cathedral Basilica. Arrange a guided tour if... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
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Beautiful!!! A must see.

This Cathedral was beautiful. If you are in St. Louis this is a must see. They give tours and I... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
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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 16 September 2016

Hard to describe but I would put this on a must see Cathedral Basilica. Arrange a guided tour if possible, we did not and I'm sure we did not grasp the meaning of mosaics. Look for the visitor guide leaflet if you are doing a...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

This Cathedral was beautiful. If you are in St. Louis this is a must see. They give tours and I wish we had gone on one. The church is huge. You feel a peace when you step in it. The mosaics are awesome. You just...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Worth a trip to view the interior of this beautiful cathedral. There are several domes and half domes with gorgeous paintings and sculptures and over 40 million pieces of glass in all the mosaics.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Not only the basilica, but also the neighborhood is also worth the visit. The biggest surface of mosaics in the world, and seems to be also an active community.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

A must see. Decorated entirely with hand cut tiles. Unique, very large, not crowded and worth taking an hoir to see. Tours availavle.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited the basilica to see the beautiful inside. Really hard to imagine how long it took to do all the mosaic tile. Very quiet and peaceful.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It gets harder to find attractions for seniors but this is definitely one older travelers will enjoy and very accessible, even younger travelers will find the mosaics an unbelievable sight to see.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Amazing mosaics throughout. Very interesting museum at a lower level that details the history of the mosaics and the father/son team that dedicated their lives to its beauty and stories. That there is a cathedral basilica in St. Louis, MO is almost a best-kept secret.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I've sang here and played here. It's beauty truly makes one stop and be amazed. You can feel history and a sense of divine just being here.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

It is hard to put into words the beauty and majesty of the Cathedral Basilica. It is awe inspiring while being spiritual. Whether you are Catholic or not, it is a magnificent piece of architecture.

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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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Response from Cathedral Basil... o | Property representative |
Correct! About one hour.
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Response from Cathedral Basil... o | Property representative |
Thanks for your question! Docent led tours (guided) take approximately 1 hour.
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