St Francis Xavier Basilica

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104 3rd St SW, Dyersville, IA, USA

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A beautiful Basilica Jun 13, 2010
We made a stop in Dyersville to see this Basilica because of the wonderful Gothic architecture used in its construction. Built back in 1888 this marvelous church has undergone a full restoration and repainting back in 2000-2001, and new 24 carat gold silver leaf was applied. The church seats 1200 and the steeples are 200 feet tall. The crosses atop the steeples stand 14 feet high. There are way too many special items in the sanctuary to go into detail here. Hopefully I have gotten enough good pictures that you will get a good representation. The details in the wood working, metal work, glass in inlayed work is superior. I am not a religious person but rather a person who enjoys beautiful architecture and detail. So it does matter whether you are religious or not or what religion you are this church shows what wonderful detail can be put into a very beautiful building.
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