About the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France in Saint Louis:
Founded in 1834, and formerly known as the Cathedral of Saint Louis, today it is often referred to as “the Old Cathedral”. Named in honor of Saint Louis IX, it was the first Cathedral west of the Mississippi and, until 1844, was the only parish church in the city of Saint Louis.
It contains many impressive features, including the marble altar, the resored wooden altar rails, several statues and paintings of significance. The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is the site of the world’s largest ceiling mosaic, covering 83,000 square feet, consisting of 41.5 million hand placed glass tesserae pieces in more than 7,000 colors.
Finding the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France in Saint Louis, Missouri:
Address: 209 Walnut St, St. Louis, MO 63102
Tel: +1 (314) 231-3250
Click here for the official website of the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France in Saint Louis, Missouri. Be sure to watch their video…it is one of the best descriptions of a Cathedral that we have ever seen.