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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The first cathedral west of the Mississippi River
Reviewed By Taylor B October 2019

There are two Catholic basilicas in St. Louis. The Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France, formerly the Cathedral of Saint Louis and usually called the Old Cathedral, was the first cathedral built...

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Iconic
Reviewed By Fallbrookian September 2019

When showing my husband around St. Louis on his first visit, this cathedral was one of the "must sees" on my list. As expected, he was highly impressed with the grand architecture and location...

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Historical and beautiful - right next to Arch. Lewis & Clark connection.
Reviewed By DanielD6784 May 2019

It's literally right next to the Gateway Arch. Even if you're not Catholic, it's worth a visit to peak inside and see such an historic building. The church is in its fourth rendition. My family...

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