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St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
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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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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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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
39 helpful votes 39 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We came here to pray for a safe journey ? right before boarding our cruise. This is one of the most beautiful churches I've seen. Despite being a tourist attraction, you can feel peace and solemness as soon as you enter it. I would love to go back and have the opportunity to hear mass here. This should be in... More

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Jasper, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went in for Saturday vigil mass between walking Bourbon Street and Dinner. A beautiful piece of Architecure with some very long history. Definitely worth seeing. Right across from Jackson Square.

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Springfield, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It amazed me long before and after attending a 9 a.m. mass how this well preserved historic cathedral sits within this area (French Quarter). I can feel and see the history of the building and the strong Catholic effort to maintain its beauty. Again, it is weird that right outside it's steps are drunks and debris of the French Quarter.

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