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Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption

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Address: 1101 Madison Ave, Covington, Kentucky, Cincinnati, OH 41011-3115
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A gothic cathedral that has a design similar to Notre Dame in Paris.

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The workers are always happy to help you and the cathedral is absolutely stunning. I believe some records are held for largest stain glass windows in the world.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 August 2016
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South Union, Kentucky

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South Union, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

The workers are always happy to help you and the cathedral is absolutely stunning. I believe some records are held for largest stain glass windows in the world.

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Lake Placid, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Most historic churches can advertise wonderful pieces of art. This basilica contains walls of detailed stained glass, some of the largest in the world. Of an entirely different medium, large mosaics depict the story of Christ's passion in excruciating detail. It all leaves one speechless. [Remember, gentlemen, please remove your hat out of respect.]

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I attended a friends wedding here. It was enchanting, romantic, and gorgeous! Beautiful architecture. We stayed at a hotel in Cincinnati, and it was a short drive across the bridge.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I love this Cathedral--what a special place to get married in. It has tremendous character and is stunning inside. A must to see when visiting the Covington area.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Walking into this church is like stepping into a European cathedral. You forget where you are. The stained glass is amazing. It is well worth a trip across the river to view it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

You simply MUST take time to stop by. Pictures do not do this church justice. Don't forget to walk around through the gardens. Search for the gargoyles while you're here too. We almost missed them. Lovely, just lovely.

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

I have visited many Cathedrals in Europe and this rivals many of them! The stained glass windows and arches are fascinating. And don't forget to check out the gargoyles!! There was a guided tour on Sunday after the 10:00 Mass. Very informative and interesting!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Did not even know about this until checking on Trip Advisor. This cathedral is beautiful. Probably the most beautiful stained glass I have ever seen (and so much if it). We were delighted that someone was rehearsing on "one" of the 3 organs they have. There are mosaics that are breathtaking. Wood carvings that are amazing. I understand that through... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The first time, we just stumbled on this Basilica by accident. It was so beautiful that I brought my daughter to visit this time. I understand it has the world's largest story mural in stained glass, imported from Germany (if I remember right). Walk around the gardens to the back to see the flying buttresses. It is unusual to see... More 

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Greater Cincinnati
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Beautiful old catholic church with lots of history. Breathtaking stain glass windows and great architecture. Off the beaten path but worth the trip.

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