St. Louis, Missouri - U.S State of Missouri

st. louis missouri, u.s state of missouri
st. louis missouri - gateway to the west
st. louis, missouri
st. louis, missouri


St. Louis Missouri - Gateway to the West


St. Louis, an independent city in the U.S. state of Missouri, located near the convergence of the Mississippi River and the Missouri River. It is at the heart of the largest metropolitan area in Missouri. The city was named by the first settlers for the King Louis IX of France. There are countless museums and attractions in the city. The St. Louis Art Museum houses an notable selection of modern art and ancient artifacts, with an broad collection of master works of several centuries.

There are also a number of noteworthy churches in the city, including the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis or "the New Cathedral" as it is commonly called. A large Roman Catholic cathedral fashioned in the Byzantine- Romanesque style. The inside is adorned with one of the largest mosaic collections in the world. The late Pope John Paul II visited the cathedral as part of a two day visit to St. Louis.

The Gateway Arch is arguably the city's best-known landmark. A popular tourist site, this memorial celebrates the achievement and settlement of all of the lands west of the Mississippi. St. Louis is also called "Gateway to the West" a reminder of the countless people who migrated west through St. Louis

via the Missouri River and other wagon trails.

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