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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 #9 of 456 things to do in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously...
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Type: Religious sites, Architectural buildings, Churches & cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
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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Tupelo, Mississippi
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80 reviews 80 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I've been here several times but was able to be inside with the organ being played during Christmas season which made it much more special. Always beautiful and holy feeling place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We did the 'free' walking tour (you pay what you like) and it was worth it. Without the tour you may as well visit any cemetery. We even stopped to help some tourists on our way out who couldn't find some of the landmarks! Take the tour!

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Ozarks
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Attended Saturday night Mass. It was wonderful, the cathedral is beautiful and actually was one of the main sites we had intended to visit. So glad we did. Don't like the palm readers sitting right outside/lol, but to each his own.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Loved visiting this cathedral. The artwork and the stained glass, architecture are magnificent. We prayed and lit candles there. A must when visiting NOLA.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Just stop in & look around. It's an anchor of Jackson Square! It would have been nice attending Mass here which is the only time you cannot go in.

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Hilo, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We have attended mass at many churches through-out the world. Very rarely have we felt truly welcome at any of the cathedrals. St. Louis Cathedral is an exception. Visitors were included in the mass, not just tolerated. And it is a beautiful church with amazingly good cantors/singers.

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Wisconsin Rapids, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Check the schedules, but when I was there in early December of 2014, my friend and I got to hear Ellis Marsalis and selected musicians, along with a fabulous, operatic performance by a young woman -- another delightful surprise that was part of the program. The church was decorated for the holidays, and the acoustics provided an extra depth to... More 

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Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a Must see in New Orleans, since public access will not be available after the beginning of March.The history of the whole cemetery is amazing. Wall vaults, the grave site of Marie Levou, the voodoo priestess and the site where Nicholas Cage will be buried is amazing. Very small cemetery, uneven grounds but truly a site not to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful and serene church in the midst of the French Quarter and near the famous Cafe du Monde. Well worth a visit.

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Greeley, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It was lovely. Being catholic I knelt and said some prayers. They are trying to raise money for restoration. The ceiling has been painted w/ art. Amazing. Nice and quiet after the den of the French Quarter.

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