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St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-525-9585
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As featured in New Orleans on a budget
Ranked #30 of 172 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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Omaha, Nebraska
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15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The St. Louis Cathedral is absolutely stunning. It is the oldest running Catholic church in America. Everywhere you look, it is beyond amazing. If you go to New Orleans, it is a must see!

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Canandaigua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A beautiful church facing a beautiful park. It's flanked by historidal museums on either side. Mass is offered at 7:30 every weekday morning. Brochures are available to explain the stained glass windows, flags, and statues that adorn the inside.

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Los Angeles, California
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34 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I love going into churches around the world and seeing how they are done. St. Louis Cathedral is ornate and gilded, something we don't see in the US much. It is reminiscent of Renaissance cathedrals, although much smaller. It is bright white, and most similar to the cathedral at Bath, England, to me anyway. The only problem is that it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This was a beautiful church and the surrounding gardens were beautiful! The church has beautiful paintings and sculptures and there was also a guide answering questions about the church. It was a lovely place to stop for a quick prayer and to light a candle for loved ones.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My daughter and I attended Mass on Sunday. It was celebrated by the archbishop. We were struck by the cathedral's beauty and history.

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Springdale, Arkansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

One of the oldest churches in America. A must see.Situated in Jackson Square be sure to go inside and see the great stained glass windows

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Pflugerville, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the oldest active cathedral in the US. The architecture and ceiling paintings were a sight to behold. They have free tours and a gift shop.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We attended mass at St. Louis Cathedral while attending a wedding in New Orleans. Amazed at the number of people taking time to pray and worship at such an amazing place! So wonderful that people can attend "as they are" with nothing but welcoming attitudes. A true testament to God's love. Was surprised to learn the cathedral is almost 300... More

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Dallas
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A beautiful piece of unique religious architecture in the middle of the French Quarter. Definitely worth walking through.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were lucky enough to go to Sunday mass there and it was amazing. The bishop presided and his homily was wonderful. Even if you are not catholic it is such a beautiful building - a must FREE place to visit.

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