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St. Louis Cathedral

Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
Phone Number: 504-525-9585
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Ranked #38 of 205 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Adventure
Fee: No
Owner description: The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously...
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Adventure
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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Connecticut
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87 reviews 87 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

While the Cathedral itself is breathtaking, During the holiday season it is filled with festivities. In all the tourism brochures they advertised a variety of concerts that would take place during the holiday season. We chose to attend the Gospel Concert on Dec. 14th. It was an evening concert and the performers were from a local Gospel group. The cathedral... More 

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Hattiesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Have been to Nola dozen of times but never made it into church. We ventured in last visit to get out of the heat. Very pretty with all the stain glass windows & nice statues. Didn't spend too long they were having a service of some kind & didn't want to disturb. Will be back next visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

This place is gorgeous. I believe that our tour guide told us that it is one of the oldest Catholic cathedrals in the US that still hold mass. They also said that many people still get married in this place, and I can see why. The high ceilings are beautifully and artistically painted, and the stain glass is stunning. Make... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Exquisite. We toured the cathedral on a week day, which cleared out most of the tourist traffic. There was a wonderful guide from the church who answered all our questions. Later that evening we returned for a free concert. These were two of the most memorable experiences of our trip. I'd highly recommend a visit.

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Sylvania, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Beautiful Cathedral, loved the murals and the stained glass windows. Definitely have to stop at this iconic symbol of New Orleans when visiting.

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Delmar, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We recently returned from a trip to New Orleans and visited this Cathedral. It is a focal point of anyone who goes to New Orleans in that the Cathedral is smack in the middle of Jackson Square and a perfect picture opportunity both inside and outside. When we were there they had several free concerts for the upcoming Holidays. It... More 

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Beautiful church, a little small for a cathedral but it was built back in the 18th century. Mass here is a nice break from all the debauchery that is New Orleans. My favorite part of this church was the beautifully painted ceilings

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Visited New Orleans and stopped by here. Beautiful church and very historic. Went to Sunday mass before going to the Saints game with friends. A must see.

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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Definitely a must see when in NOLA. The interior is spectacular and well cared for. Even as a non-catholic it is a beautiful and humbling place to enter. The organ was going when I went in, which only made the whole experience better. It is an active church and will shut the doors for mass, but please do not pass... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I'm a born and raised catholic and love these old churches. When you add the history and location of this church it is a must see while in the French Quarter! Words can not describe the ceiling frescoes along with the stained-glass windows.

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