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Old Cathedral

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A reminder of the rapid growth of the community and the region

Designed by the firm of Lavielle and Morton, the same architects of the Old Courthouse. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gabriel H
Bellaire, Texas
The calmness

The old cathedral just south of the arch was made famous by the fact it was the first church west... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Timothy W
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209 Walnut St, St. Louis, Saint Louis, MO 63102-2499
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Designed by the firm of Lavielle and Morton, the same architects of the Old Courthouse. It is dedicated to St. Louis, King of France. The first church at this site was erected in 1764, on land donated by Auguste Chouteau, the founder of St. Louis....More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently attended a wedding at the Basilica St. Louis or better known as The Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. It is the oldest Catholic Church west of the Mississippi River and was originally constructed in the 1770s. From a log structure, changed to brick...More

Thank Winesnob96
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The old cathedral just south of the arch was made famous by the fact it was the first church west of the Mississippi River. The place was filled with beautiful sculptures and paintings. The cathedral has a more plain look compared to old European cathedrals,...More

Thank Timothy W
Reviewed 19 September 2018

Within walking distance to the Arch, so drop in to see the history running alive here. Come check out the painting dating back to the 16th century. Just a wonderful place. Check out the history about the early churches and how this one survived the...More

Thank 62Vetteman
Reviewed 17 September 2018

A nice piece of St Louis history sits on our riverfront and Arch grounds. Filled with history this is a must for families.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 16 September 2018

this cathedral is absoliutely beautiful. this place also has so much history. if you are in the area, you should go in and take a look around.

Thank Kaitlyn P
Reviewed 25 August 2018

Since major renovations were completed there has been an amazing transition of the interior. Very well done. The interior is small and very simplistic. The organ is balanced for the area and is a plus when played at the masses. Small museum in the basement....More

Thank TravelMan556
Reviewed 20 August 2018

When you are able to see and feel history, you know you have been blessed. Our daughter was hospitalized for 14 days in St Louis at SLU. I spent hours waiting for her to "wake up". When she was released and mobile again, we saw...More

Thank Vickie U
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Amazing to think of all the history this building has witnessed. Built before the Civil War, and certainly one of the first Colonial-era non-Spanish religious places in North America. It has a small museum with a $1 admission on Monday through Wednesday but it closes...More

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were walking up from the Arch when we realized how close we were to the Cathedral. Our uncle from Springfield, IL had mentioned it to us so we thought we'd pop in for a minute. Well - what a surprise! The renovations are stunning....More

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Response from Allen21096 | Reviewed this property |
Obviously, there will be no problems with getting in at Mass times. We were there during the week and the Old Cathedral doors were open. There were no Masses going on and people were free to walk around and admire the Old... More