Exploring the historic sites of St. Louis, Missouri is a must for any traveler. One of the most iconic landmarks in the city is the Old Cathedral, built in 1831 and still standing today. It is the oldest church in St.
Louis, and a testament to the city's French heritage. The Catholic Church has left a legacy of beautiful historic buildings throughout the city, and other denominations have also left their mark, leaving St. Louis dotted with an abundance of bell towers and spires. When we had the chance to visit St. Louis, we jumped at the opportunity to explore the Old Cathedral.
It is one of the most beautiful churches I have ever seen, with a masculine touch that is unmistakable. We were lucky enough to attend daily mass at the Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France while we were in Gateway National Park. Unfortunately, when Gateway National Park was created, much of the impressive architectural and cultural property that was saved was the Old Cathedral Basilica. While St. Louis is larger than some of those mentioned above, the church building is no longer standing or one was built at a later date. Visiting the Old Cathedral in St.
Louis is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. It is a reminder of the city's rich history and culture, and a testament to its resilience in the face of change. Whether you are a history buff or just looking for a unique experience, this is one destination you won't want to miss.