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“Astounding!”

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
Ranked #3 of 267 things to do in Saint Louis
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Owner description: The Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis, the superstructure of the Cathedral was built between 1907 and 1914. The Cathedral's 100th Anniversary is being celebrated in 2014. It is known for its' beautiful interior mosaics, which took nearly 80 years to create using more than 41 million pieces of glass tesserae. The Cathedral is known for having one of the largest mosaic collections in the Western Hemisphere.
Reviewed 10 September 2007

An amazing sight in the middle of St Louis. The interior of this cathedral is really quite beautiful and awe-inspiring. It's truly catholic and also very American at the same time. Nobody hassles you when you visit. It's almost always open. And it's a quite visit you should easily be able to fit into your visit.

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Reviewed 12 August 2006

In a 2 week trip from Texas to DC and thence to NYC, this was undoubtedly the high point of our trip. Totally unexpected, we read of it's existence in the hotel magazine on St. Louis.

The exterior architecture is gorgeous (especially the gleaming green glossy terra cotta roof tiles on the dome), but it is the interior that will leave you speechless. Absolutely the most amazing display of mosaic art to be seen anywhere awaits those who wander in.

We plan to make a trip back to St. Louis just to revisit the church with a better camera and flash. Don't miss this!

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Reviewed 7 August 2006

Walking into this this Cathedral took my breath away. The impressive architecture and mosaic artwork are truly something to behold. The hours (7:00am-5:00pm) make it easy to fit in a visit. It's located very close to Forest Park and easy to locate and park.

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