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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.
Overland Park, Kansas
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

This is the most beautiful cathedral. Everyone in the family was mesmorized. The mosaic art is breathtaking. The museum downstairs was a nice way to get the history. Again, we were all awe-inspired...even the young children. A must stop while in St. Louis!

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Dallas, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“A site not to miss”
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Do not miss replica of Michaelangelo's La Pieta inside! It's breathtaking and even my 5 year old boys enjoyed it. They were taking picture after picture on their tablets.

Visited July 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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“Just beautiful”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Absolutely beautiful place. Its so surreal and peaceful the moment you walk through the door. They do have a few rules posted at the door, but nothing crazy... more of a reminder to be respectful.

If there isn't a service going on you're free to walk the entire cathedral's first floor. Everywhere you looks is just gorgeous... and you don't know which way to go/look next. Take your time and really take in all the beauty and amazing architecture that surrounds you.

There is a mosaic museum in the basement ($2 donation) as well as a gift shop (which was closed on the day we went). Definitely worth a stop at least once when you visit the Saint Louis area.

Visited July 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing Basilica, one of the best in the US”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Absolutely amazing cathedral. The mosaic work on the ceilings is breath taking. Even if you are not Catholic this church is a piece of art. It is a must to visit it in St.Louis.

Visited February 2014
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Bedford, Indiana, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful architecture!!”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

They were under construction while we were there, but everything that we saw was beautiful! Very close to the Arch in St. Louis and well worth the time to stop in and check things out. Loved the windows and details in the stonework.

Visited June 2014
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