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The Roman Catholic St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky, is a minor basilica in the United States. Construction of the cathedral began under the Diocese of Covington's third bishop, Camillus Paul Maes, in 1895 to replace an 1834 frame church that was inadequate for the growing congregation. Pope Pius XII elevated the cathedral to the rank of minor basilica December 8, 1953.Use our Cincinnati trip planner to visit Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption on your trip to Cincinnati, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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First Basilica I have been to with an indian woman carved into the extraordinary woodwork, it had many differing persons involved with region and church over time? I dont know actually. I did not...
First Basilica I have been to with an indian woman carved into the extraordinary woodwork, it had many differing persons involved with region and church over time? I dont know actually. I did not... more »
I had no idea there was a church in the United States that looked like this. Absolutely the most beautiful church outside of Europe.
I had no idea there was a church in the United States that looked like this. Absolutely the most beautiful church outside of Europe. more »
A marvelous, artistic and theologically built masterpiece in this region ! The sanctuary is built with inspiration from Notre Dame in Paris. It has the origin and history back from the time of Pioneers settlement. Every piece of this basilica, inside and outside, speaks for history, uniqueness, beauty and workmanship! The stained glass windows and panels are breathtaking. Paintings on the walls and ceiling are not made of just paint but made of tiny glass pieces ! An hour guided tour is worth taking to learn the details. Very impressive and educative for families of all ages ! Enough car parking places are available in and around.
This is a beautiful old cathedral with amazing stained glass windows. The two attendants on staff were very helpful and pointed out some amazing things to us in the glass that we would not have seen had they not been there. They also have quite the collection of holy relics if you're into that. This is a self-guided tour and you can take as much time as you like. I'm told that this place is often referred to as the Notre Dame of the Americas and I think it's deserving of the title. This is a site that should not be missed especially if you're Catholic.
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