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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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From the architecture of the building to the stained glass windows and the mosaics, it was breath taking, awesome. A nice booklet is available explaining the construction and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 November 2015
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

very nice building with a classic look=I love stained glass windows and was very impressed with the ones offered here. worth checking out!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

From the architecture of the building to the stained glass windows and the mosaics, it was breath taking, awesome. A nice booklet is available explaining the construction and building highlights. A worthwhile visit.

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Ludington, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The stained glass windows are gorgeous and unique! The whole place is a sight that no one should miss, especially if the sun is shining on the windows. All I can say is don't miss this sight!

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

Only one of two churches in KY that have a Basilica status and there are none in Ohio and only ND in Indiana. So if you want to see a beautiful and grand church this is it when your in Cincinnati. It has one of the largest free standing stained glass windows in the world

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

A classic French Gothic Cathedral that rivals some of the great cathedrals of Europe in sheer beauty. The interior contains a triptych mural by Frank Duveneck, stained glass windows by the Meyer Company of Munich, and mosaics from Venice, Italy. Tours are given after the 11:00 Mass on Sunday.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The catherdral is a hidden treasure in Covington. It is absolutely amazing! From it's breathtaking stained glass windows to the amazing ceiling - it is truely a heavenly experience. The outside is just as beautiful as the inside... they even have gargoyles! The garden in the back of the cathedral is very peaceful. There are benches and even a fountain.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015

This is the first time we visited a Catholic cathedral, and what a great first impression it was! We were in awe at the beautiful stained glass, the $10,000 wallpaper, the amazing ceilings, and the fine smaller details like the mosaic of Mary with a tear in her eye made of Mother of Pearl. The carvings are beautiful, and the... More 

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Elbert, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Breathtaking classic Gothic architecture, complete with flying buttresses! I loved this church. It is really an amazing structure to see, so much beautiful carved wood and stone with lovely stained glass windows. So glad we stopped at this!

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

We have been to many European cathedrals and this beautiful church ranks with them. The stained glass windows are magnificent and the one was once the largest in the USA for a time. If you enjoyed viewing beautiful churches this one is a must see. The condition of the interior is perfect...clean, polished. So impressive we thought of becoming Catholics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

Right across the river from Cincinnati you will find a touch of Europe right in Kentucky! This place is beautiful and serene. Stained glass windows are huge.

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