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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
+1 859-431-2060
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The most spectacular church building in Greater Cincinnati

It's quite startling to discover a European-style cathedral in an unassuming spot in Covington... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2017
Jonathan K
Cincinnati, Ohio
Unbelievably beautiful!

Took our 5 grandchildren 4- 13 yrs of age. This church was sooo beautiful I was awstruck..(anf... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio
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A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.
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1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
+1 859-431-2060
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

It's quite startling to discover a European-style cathedral in an unassuming spot in Covington, Kentucky. The Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption can't compete with places like the Cathedral of Saint Louis in Saint Louis, or the National Cathedral in Washington. But its definitely a place...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Took our 5 grandchildren 4- 13 yrs of age. This church was sooo beautiful I was awstruck..(anf speechless which for me is unusual). the stained glass is magnificent. Who would have guessed that this quality of workmanship could be found right here and not somewhere...More

1  Thank Nunajones
Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the truly magnificent churches in North America. This Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is worth any visitor's time (of any faith or none), it is suitable even for children, and will take a good hour or more just to do a cursory view...More

1  Thank theogirl
Reviewed 9 September 2017

One does not anticipate finding a one-third scale replica of Notre Dame in downtown Covington KY, but there it is. The self-guided tour is well worth the time and effort. The Basilica also has the largest stained glass window in the world.

1  Thank Qedavis
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was our second visit. It was even more beautiful this time. The lights were turned on inside the cathedral which allowed for the beauty of the ceiling to be on display. The stained glass is stunning. We spent nearly an hour just gazing at...More

Thank 7tammy
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Once inside the Cathedral, you'll wonder at what is holding up the ceiling, there are so many stained glass windows. It is a beautiful treasure, and has recently been renovated. The windows will dazzle.

Thank onelastplace
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This beautiful cathedral is well worth taking the time to visit. It is one of the most impressive cathedrals I've visited in the U.S. The stained glass and mosaics are exquisite. There was a staff member available to answer questions and to point out particularly...More

Thank mlm26
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This structure is beautiful. I was sad because we didn't get to fully explore the building. We got there right when mass was starting sow we had to sit. My children experienced mass for the first time here. The windows are detailed and full of...More

Thank Amber A
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I've been holding off my review because I was trying to find the words to describe the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. In reading all of the other reviews, there are many descriptive words but none truly fit because there are no words, only your...More

Thank tiggerthehun
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My review of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is brief because it was many years ago (not July 2016 - it just didn't have any options beyond this). This is definitely worth a visit in order appreciate the incredible skill and ability of the...More

Thank Shannon B
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Charles D
6 August 2016|
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Response from Erin C | Reviewed this property |
It is in Covington, KY; just off of I75 southbound. You cn google directions.
18 May 2015|
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Response from Cymcym | Reviewed this property |
From the Website: Monday - Friday Mass 8:15 a.m. Self-Guided Tours Self-guided tour brochures are available at the Greeters Desk, found by the North side entrance. The brochures are free and available to individuals... More