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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Address: 1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
Phone Number: +1 859-431-2060
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A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.

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Gorgeous Church

Walking into this church is like stepping into a European cathedral. You forget where you are. The stained glass is amazing. It is well worth a trip across the river to view it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 June 2016
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Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Walking into this church is like stepping into a European cathedral. You forget where you are. The stained glass is amazing. It is well worth a trip across the river to view it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

You simply MUST take time to stop by. Pictures do not do this church justice. Don't forget to walk around through the gardens. Search for the gargoyles while you're here too. We almost missed them. Lovely, just lovely.

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I have visited many Cathedrals in Europe and this rivals many of them! The stained glass windows and arches are fascinating. And don't forget to check out the gargoyles!! There was a guided tour on Sunday after the 10:00 Mass. Very informative and interesting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Did not even know about this until checking on Trip Advisor. This cathedral is beautiful. Probably the most beautiful stained glass I have ever seen (and so much if it). We were delighted that someone was rehearsing on "one" of the 3 organs they have. There are mosaics that are breathtaking. Wood carvings that are amazing. I understand that through... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The first time, we just stumbled on this Basilica by accident. It was so beautiful that I brought my daughter to visit this time. I understand it has the world's largest story mural in stained glass, imported from Germany (if I remember right). Walk around the gardens to the back to see the flying buttresses. It is unusual to see... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Beautiful old catholic church with lots of history. Breathtaking stain glass windows and great architecture. Off the beaten path but worth the trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stumbled upon this church as we were driving around. We went in and we were so glad to be able to join up with a tour. The detailed woodwork and tile is just amazing. Next time we will go for Mass just to sit and look at it all and take it in. Just amazing.

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Erlanger, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

I was absolutely awestruck upon entering the cathedral. The stained glass windows brought tears to my eyes. I was SO moved that I shared my experience with family members at my step sons wedding in September urging them to visit. Nearly 15 made the time to see this marvel and ALL were as impressed and awestruck as I was. You... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Some of the best things in life are free. They include a visit to the Basilica. You don't need to be devout Catholic to have respect for Jesus and admire how He is depicted magnificently on the walls and windows of the Basilica.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Covington Kentucky is home to several great churches and this is certainly the one most visitors have first on their list to visit.Certainly worth your time. Mother of God though is my favorite and it's but only about a mile away. Both have beautiful stain glass and architecture found but few other places. Highly recommended.

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