Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Louis, King of France)

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St. Louis' earliest church and first Cathedral officially named the Basilica of St. Louis. The present structure is 165 years old and is a national monument. Museum contains the tomb of the first bishop of St. Louis and countless religious artifacts. Open daily. Daily masses.

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Unobtrusive cathedral
Reviewed By JaroslavNecas March 2018

Hidden gem in St.Louis. We found the cathedral by coincidence on the way from Gateway Arch to downtown. Still it's very nice, preserved historical building, unfortunately overshadowed by Arch.

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A reminder of the rapid growth of the community and the region
Reviewed By Gabriel H September 2018

Designed by the firm of Lavielle and Morton, the same architects of the Old Courthouse. It is dedicated to St. Louis, King of France. The first church at this site was erected in 1764, on land...

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Historical Landmark
Reviewed By Winesnob96 October 2018

Recently attended a wedding at the Basilica St. Louis or better known as The Old Cathedral in downtown St. Louis. It is the oldest Catholic Church west of the Mississippi River and was originally...

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