Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis
The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis, otherwise known as the St. Louis Cathedral, is the Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located at the Central West End of the city. Built in 1914 in the Romanesque Revival-Byzantine Revival style architecture by Thomas P Barnett, this 226-inch behemoth ‘spiritual center of Archdiocese of Saint Louis’ is a beautiful tribute to Roman Catholic school, service, and saintly history! Inside these walls, your group can sit in on a service if so inclined, tour the grounds, tour the school, or self-tour as they explore and discover the wonder that is the Cathedral Basilica.
Inside you will have the opportunity to explore the Transept, the Lunette, the arches, domes, All Souls Chapel, and Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Discover the Baldacchino, Statues, and Rose Windows, some of the most beautiful indoor architecture and mosaics in some say the entire state (of Roman Catholic descent!) The designers of these glorious architectural details believed that they were a message of God’s reaches in earthly life, which you just may agree upon setting sight on them. Be sure to save time to head over to the gift shop before you go, with hundreds of items inside to choose from to remember your visit from unique souvenirs to the spiritual keepsakes-this gift shop is located on the west side of the cathedral vestibule.