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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Completely unexpected MUST SEE

This cathedral is mind blowing. The stained glass, the stations of the cross, and the paintings are... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterford, Michigan
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We enjoyed a Wonderful Peaceful visit

Came to a service. The staff and congregation were friendly indeed. The building is both historic... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2019
Toronto, Canada
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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
+1 859-431-2060
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This cathedral is mind blowing. The stained glass, the stations of the cross, and the paintings are incredible. This seems so out of place and unexpected in KY. Any pictures do not do it justice. The size of the stained glass is just incredible This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazing monument to Faith and history. Modeled after Notre Dame, the floor to ceiling stained glass and the exqisite wood carving and tile work warrant a close and leisurely look. The wood is local, and the warmth of the place belies its grand elegance....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 January 2019

Came to a service. The staff and congregation were friendly indeed. The building is both historic and beautiful inside and outside as well. The sun hit the window pans and wow the light...was marvelous. We spend a good 1/2 hour just strolling and enjoying the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

Very cool church. Stop by and get a quick picture. Plenty of parking and it’s on the way to the suspension bridge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FearlessNinja
Reviewed 26 November 2018

The stonework and the almost countless number of stained glass windows makes you feel like you are in an old European church.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lday209
Reviewed 22 November 2018

St. Mary's Cathedral was designated a minor basilica by Pope Pius XII in 1953. It's magnificent. The sanctuary was inspired by Notre Dame in Paris. The Basilica is in Gothic style, constructed of Indiana limestone and houses three pipe organs. What separates this Basilica is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Although they ran out of money before finishing things, there are THREE MASSIVE pipe organs here, the world's largest stained glass window (made in Munich) and hand-crafted décor throughout. Be sure to visit the gift shop and also leave a little monetary token of appreciation....More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 4 November 2018

There was a delightful and knowledgeable docent at the basilica to answer our questions on the day of our visit She suggested a visit on a Sunday for the 10 o'clock mass to hear the magnificent pipe organ and choir, however we thoroughly enjoyed sitting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank laurasl1957
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Inside and outside are breathtaking. The stained glass Rose window is beautiful. Services are still held here. Easter Sunday is full of pomp and ceremony.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank BalconyLover
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I am not Catholic but I cried like an infant when I entered this place- s holy, so magnificent, so warm. Words even escape me here...I cannot begin to explain this...If you have not visited Paris and Notre Dame, go to the Basilica. It is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Linda L
3 July 2018|
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Response from 978jbs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easily from the parking lot.
6 August 2016|
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Response from 925erinc | Reviewed this property |
It is in Covington, KY; just off of I75 southbound. You cn google directions.
19 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