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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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Spectacular hand-placed mosaics throughout the Basilica

Amazing mosaics throughout. Very interesting museum at a lower level that details the history of... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Gerifanning12
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Beautiful Place to Visit

I've sang here and played here. It's beauty truly makes one stop and be amazed. You can feel... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
actex
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College Station, Texas
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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
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Reviewed 12 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 12 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 12 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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Reviewed 12 September 2016

The mosaics within the scale of the lofty, grant, honest and true architecture are glorious to see. The angel sculpture outside to the west is hideous, but easily avoided. The gift shop can be skipped - the worker has seemed distracted with other things. The...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Many times I have visited this majestic Cathedral. And I am not exaggerating to say every time I walk in the main doors it takes my breath away more than any church I've ever been in in my life.

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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

The glittering gold mosaics on the ceiling reminded me of St. Mark's in Venice! Absolutely beautiful, and you can snap pictures to your heart's content! A must-see.

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This place is beautiful, more than our expectation. The history & artwork is really amazing. The architectural design using thousands of mosaic tiles is gorgeous to look around. Make sure not to go to the Church during Mass period. If mass is not there, then...More

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Reviewed 8 September 2016

This was the first place that we stopped in when we arrived in St. Louis, Very easy to get to. We happened to get there just as a tour was starting. Our Tour Guide was so knowledgeable about the history of the church the Diocese...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place is stunning. It is a must see while in St. Louis. Even if you are not a religious person, the history and artwork that's there is something to see. Be sure not to try to visit it during mass or you won't be...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I swing by here every trip to Saint Louis. The parking is easy and you stay for 5 mins or 5 hours. Putting religious beliefs aside, this is an incredible building. The history of it interesting and the overall mosaic is simply awesome! I think...More

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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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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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