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Address: 209 Walnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63102
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The Original Cathedral of Saint Louis MO

A Really Old Church & the current building dates back to 1834 and was the original Cathedral till the Bishops seat moved & the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis took precedent. Can't... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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1,410 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 599 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

A Really Old Church & the current building dates back to 1834 and was the original Cathedral till the Bishops seat moved & the Cathedral Basilica of St Louis took precedent. Can't be compared but in it's own right is just as beautiful and humbling and right on the edge of the JNEM Park with the Arch looming over the... More 

Thank Skeney57
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a lovely church, right next to the Gateway Arch - the oldest Catholic cathedral west of the Mississippi. Recently restored to more closely resemble its appearance in 1834 when it was build, this church is a true find. It is one of the most beautiful in the city, site of countless weddings - people come from all around... More 

Thank CW G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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847 reviews
394 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 225 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Wandering downtown St. Louis and ran across this old church the other day. I believe this is the oldest building in St. Louis and you pass right by it on the way to the Arch. The church doesn't look like much from the outside, but is quite beautiful on the inside. There is no entrance fee.

Thank rduinc
Jonesborough, Tennessee
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52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Beautiful Catholic church with incredible mosaic collection with over 7000 colors used. A wonderful place to catch your breath and reconnect spiritually.

Thank Vince B
Pennington, New Jersey
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441 reviews
204 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

From the outside, this church is a bit unassuming, particularly since it is adjacent to the Gateway Arch site. However, it is magnificent inside. It reminds me of some of the churches I have visited in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. However, this Basilica is obviously more modern with contemporary appointments. When there are no services, it is a great... More 

Thank jonahNJ
West Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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86 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Oldest building in St. Louis. Is Greek Revival Architecture. Awe and reverence-inspiring church. Conveniently happened to be walking back and there was not service going on. The building was empty, but open for visitors.

Thank Jasmine G
Little Rock, Arkansas
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427 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

This is really a neat place to visit. We were fortunate to have one of church personal tell about the cathedral. Many of the statues were made of zinc and then covered with plaster. The painting behind the altar has a great story. The basilica was refurbished a few years back to as near as original as possible. Whether you... More 

Thank punkinlr
Omaha NE
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133 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

We drove past the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis almost daily during our visit to the city. I always mentioned to Lisa that we should stop and shoot some photos of the exterior. It was an amazing looking building. The one time we tried to stop and get some photos was on a school day, during drop-offs. Sooooooo, no photos... More 

Thank Mustangdad1961
Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2014

This is an amazing place. The stained glass window is gorgeous, and the mosaics inspire adoration. We went to my daughter's confirmation there. The only thing that jarred slightly was the organ music. Don't know if someone was in training or what, but their playing left a lot to be desired. But the Basilica itself overcame any disgruntlement. What an... More 

Thank Scottygirl329
West Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Just such an incredible experience from the minute you walk in. We went for 10 AM Sunday Mass. Upon entering the through huge doors you are bathed in the choir's angelic voices which create such an amazing atmosphere as your eyes adjust to the dazzling display of intricate mosaics. The mystifying impact as you realize someones moment of the divine... More 

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