Cathedral Basilica Named City’s Top Landmark
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Travel advice website TripAdvisor has given the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis a 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award as the 11th best landmark in the country. The Cathedral Basilica – also known as the “new” Cathedral – also currently holds the top ranking for landmarks in the City of St. Louis.
“As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cathedral, we are humbled that the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis has been named the 11th best landmark in the country, and ranked #1 landmark in St. Louis,” Nicole Heerlein, Communications Specialist for the Cathedral, said. “We are grateful to all who have visited and provided such glowing reviews. We look forward to welcoming all future visitors in our next 100 years.”
Built from 1907-1914, with the final mosaic installed in 1988, the Cathedral is known to have one of the largest collections of mosaics in the Western Hemisphere. The TripAdvisor award places it among other famous landmarks in the national list including Gettysburg National Military Park, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the New York Public Library.
According to a press release from TripAdvisor, “Award winners were determined using an algorithm that took into account the quantity and quality of reviews for landmark and park attractions worldwide, gathered over a 12-month period.”
Masses and tours are offered daily at the Cathedral. The gift shop and mosaic museum are open daily as well. Upcoming events to commemorate the Cathedral’s 100th anniversary will be announced at a later date. For more information about the Cathedral Basilica, visit cathedralstl.org.
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