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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Interesting Architecture
Reviewed By DKPuck April 2019

A nice place to stop for a rest as you walk around the Arch area. Interesting architecture and you can visit the museum inside for $1. They make it very clear with signs you can't use their restrooms.

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Beautiful old church
Reviewed By phvi2617 December 2018

Compared to the "new" St. Louis Basilica, the Old Cathedral is rather simple, but nonetheless very pretty and historical in its own way. Unfortunately the museum was closed by the time I arrived, so...

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Saturday Evening Mass while Visiting Town for VB Tournament
Reviewed By S8183SCbrianl February 2019

I was thrilled to find a very convenient Mass time (5:30 pm on Saturday) while between sessions of our son's national volleyball tourney. I had visited the Old Cathedral many years ago but was...

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