St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati

St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Cincinnati

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Peter in Chains is the cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati. The basilica is a Greek revival structure located at 8th and Plum streets in downtown Cincinnati. It is dedicated to Saint Peter's imprisonment and liberation. The church's cornerstone was laid in 1841 and the church was formally dedicated in November 1845, as the first large church west of the Allegheny Mountains. On June 29, 2020 Pope Francis conferred the title of Minor Basilica on Saint Peter in Chains.

Saint Peter in Chains' striking single spire, made of pure white limestone, rises 224 feet (68 m) above street level, which made the church the tallest man-made structure in the city for many decades. The columns are 33 feet (10 m) high, symbolizing the number of years in Jesus' life.

The interior of Saint Peter in Chains is distinctly unique among Roman Catholic cathedrals in America, with its Greek-themed mosaics depicting the Stations of the Cross, its ornate Corinthian columns and its massive bronze doors. The crucifix is by Benvenuto Cellini, the murals by Carl Zimmerman and the mosaic in the apse is the work of Anton Wendling.
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Sight Name: St. Peter in Chains Cathedral
Sight Location: Cincinnati, USA (See walking tours in Cincinnati)
Sight Type: Religious
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