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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 174 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This church is a must see in the French Quarter of NOLA. It does not take long to tour the inside but take time to appreciate the historic architecture. Be aware that this church is still in use and may be closed to the public during certain times. It is a must see but does not take long to experience

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doodlepaula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Take the time to go see the inside of this cathedral...just beautiful! Makes you wonder how such architecture could be created almost 300 years ago.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Lovely quick side stop while walking through New Orleans. Walk in and look around at the art on the ceilings and statues in the sanctuary. Nice little gift shop that sells numerous Catholic items. Beautiful! Only takes about 10-20 mins., a little longer if you take your time.

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

When in New Orleans, a visit to the St, Louis Cathedral at Jackson Square should be on one's list of sites to see. It was be a nice diversion from the drunks on Bourbon Street. This beautiful house of worship is among the oldest cathedrals in the United States; its history dates back to the early 1700s. Photographs are permitted.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Very beautiful. Great artistic imagery and archetecture, while still remaining solemn ground. The guide maps they sell for a buck is well worth it, as it explains every painting and mural in the church.

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Groves, Texas
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing architecture will be seen here. The sounds of the streets are completely drowned out and you will forget you are in NOLA until you open the doors. This is free to see and definitely worth the stop. It won't take long to tour it. Plan on being quiet and respectful while you are in there. You can take photos... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
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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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