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St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-525-9585
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Ranked #37 of 182 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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Williamsville, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We went to Sunday mass on 10/19/14. It was a wonderful experience... the choir was like angels. It was a highlight of our trip.

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Catholics should celebrate mass in this church. The celebration is as solemn and beautiful as the church itself. The soprano sang beautifully as a cantor and not as a soloist which would be what one would expect from someone with that much talent. Beautiful experience.

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Pennsylvania
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We stopped by the cathedral Saturday evening to take some pictures. When we entered, they were holding mass. We only spent a few minutes in the church, and I wish we had more time to get a closer look at the interior, but what we saw was beautiful. The inside and outside of this church is worth taking the time... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a beautiful cathedral that still serves as a parish church. My sister was married here years ago. It was amazing to see this beautiful church so unchanged. If you have time take the tour, but if not you can just sit for a few quiet minutes.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I love visiting old churches and this one is just gorgeous. Stepping inside from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter made us feel peaceful. Definitely worth a stop. I only wish we could have atteneded mass.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were sadden that we missed the chance to have mass on Saturday night at this wonderful and beautiful Cathedral. This amazing church has so much history in both the outside and inside. Your eyes can not take in all the wonder in just in one spot, you need to sit in a few different pews to see and enjoy... More

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Mandarin Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The outside is beautiful and the inside of the church will take your breath away... the ceilings are a story in themselves... Highly recommend you take the time to visit... Only wish we had got there sooner as the gift shop had just closed at 3PM...

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Even if you're not religious, this is worth sneaking a peak especially if mass is in session (but be respectful). Beautiful inside and adjacent to Jackson Sq.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Taking time to meditate in this beautiful cathedral is a good way to recharge and relax after running around the French Quarter and NOLA.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you like to visit church's, this is beautiful. Been to church's around the world is this is as nice or nicer as quite a few that I've seen. Free to get in so take your time and have a look!

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