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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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A glorious Old World cathedral!!

One of the truly magnificent churches in North America. This Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Covington, Kentucky
Covington Cathedral Basilica

One does not anticipate finding a one-third scale replica of Notre Dame in downtown Covington KY... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2017
Union, Kentucky
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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
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

One of the truly magnificent churches in North America. This Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is worth any visitor's time (of any faith or none), it is suitable even for children, and will take a good hour or more just to do a cursory view...More

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

One does not anticipate finding a one-third scale replica of Notre Dame in downtown Covington KY, but there it is. The self-guided tour is well worth the time and effort. The Basilica also has the largest stained glass window in the world.

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Reviewed 14 August 2017

This was our second visit. It was even more beautiful this time. The lights were turned on inside the cathedral which allowed for the beauty of the ceiling to be on display. The stained glass is stunning. We spent nearly an hour just gazing at...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Once inside the Cathedral, you'll wonder at what is holding up the ceiling, there are so many stained glass windows. It is a beautiful treasure, and has recently been renovated. The windows will dazzle.

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Reviewed 23 July 2017

This beautiful cathedral is well worth taking the time to visit. It is one of the most impressive cathedrals I've visited in the U.S. The stained glass and mosaics are exquisite. There was a staff member available to answer questions and to point out particularly...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

This structure is beautiful. I was sad because we didn't get to fully explore the building. We got there right when mass was starting sow we had to sit. My children experienced mass for the first time here. The windows are detailed and full of...More

Thank Amber A
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I've been holding off my review because I was trying to find the words to describe the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption. In reading all of the other reviews, there are many descriptive words but none truly fit because there are no words, only your...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2017

My review of the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption is brief because it was many years ago (not July 2016 - it just didn't have any options beyond this). This is definitely worth a visit in order appreciate the incredible skill and ability of the...More

Thank Shannon B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Our tour group had a wonderful guide to lead us around this magnificent church. The stained glass windows alone would impress you but added to that were two beautiful organs, stations of the cross, alter, tile pictures, a Baptismal area and a beautiful ceiling. This...More

Thank JRAP2013
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

I've lived in Cincinnati for 25+ years and had never been to this landmark. How I had failed to see it before is now an inexcusable mistake. What a beautiful house of worship! Faux gothic, this structure made to appear built hundreds of years ago...More

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Linda L
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Response from jb s | Reviewed this property |
Yes, easily from the parking lot.
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Response from Erin C | Reviewed this property |
It is in Covington, KY; just off of I75 southbound. You cn google directions.
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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