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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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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The calmness
Reviewed By Timothy W September 2018

The old cathedral just south of the arch was made famous by the fact it was the first church west of the Mississippi River. The place was filled with beautiful sculptures and paintings. The cathedral...

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