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BLACK MADONNA SHRINE AND GROTTOS— Seven highly or­na­men­tal de­vo­tional grottos, fash­ioned by hands of the late Brother Bro­nis­laus Luszcz out of ce­ment and barite stone, have be­come fa­mous na­tion­wide. Open daily 9 am- 4 pm www.fran­cis­can­car­­madon­nashri.html. I- 44 west to Eureka exit, south on Hwy 109 to Hwy FF, right to Hwy F, left to Shrine, 636.938.5361. Map 1-5D

CATHE­DRAL BASIL­ICA OF SAINT LOUIS— Com­pleted in 1914, the cathe­dral’s gray gran­ite Ro­manesque ex­te­rior gives way to a breath­tak­ing white and yel­low marble Byzan­tine in­te­rior that glows with the largest col­lec­tion of mo­saics un­der one roof in the world. Open M-Sa 7am-5pm, Su 7am6pm. Museum and shop open daily 10am- 4pm. Guided tours M-F 10am-3pm. www.cathe­dral­ 4431 Lin­dell Blvd. in the Cen­tral West End, 314.373.8200. Map 4-2F

OLD CATHE­DRAL— Con­se­crated in 1834, the Greek Re­vival struc­ture has been com­pletely ren­o­vated with orig­i­nal fur­nish­ings. Open daily 9:30am-5pm, Sa un­til 6pm. Mass M-F 7am & 12:10pm; Sa 7am; Su 8 & 10:30am, noon & 5pm. 209 Wal­nut, on the grounds of the Gate­way Arch, 314.231.3250. MetroLink-Busch Sta­dium Map 2- 4F

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