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“Amazing mosaics.”

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ranked #3 of 254 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: 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.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Amazing mosaics.”
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Amazing mosaics and architecture. Pictures do not do justice. But must be respectful of the faith and traditions practiced.

Visited August 2012
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Illinois
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“Magnificent Cathedral”
Reviewed 23 September 2012

Easily comparable to the great churches we've seen in Spain and France. The mosaics are out-of-control breath-taking and to think because of unusual circumstances the church was built only half of its original planned size.

Visited September 2012
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Budapest
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“Largest Mosiac in the USA”
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Beautiful, quiet, contemplative place. Brochure says the ceiling is the largest mosiac in the USA. It is gorgeous and worth a visit.

Visited September 2012
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Fort Stockton, Texas
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218 reviews
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“Beautiful mosaic's”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

One of, if not the most beautiful houses of worship in the world. Mosaic after mosaic walls of breathtaking and spiritual art. Worth the time!

Visited September 2012
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Dallas, Texas
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“Enjoyed”
Reviewed 20 September 2012

I traveled to St. Louis and stayed at the Grand Center Inn for four wonderful days. Decided to visit the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis and was extremely impressed.

Visited September 2012
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