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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 #38 of 202 Activities in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Adventure
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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Rolla, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Was a very beautiful cathedral to visit. I loved the interior ceilings and paintings. The gardens on the outside were nice to sit and walk in as well.

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Dallas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I can’t say that I’ve been to Europe (yet) but I can say I’ve been to Saint Louis Cathedral. The moment you walk through the doors will be the same moment you walk through time. There is an old world feeling that you get when you walk through that place that you just won’t find anywhere else in the country.... More

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It is beautiful - worth going in for a few - even if your not catholic.I was amazed. It was open to the public, You can take pictures , and there was no charge.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The St. Louis Cathedral is located off of Jackson Square between the Mississippi River and the French Quarter. You can't miss it. It is beautiful inside and out! We visited on a Friday and it was open to the public. Photos are allowed. No admission cost but that do have a donation box. Stop by if you are in Jackson... More

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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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48 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

On my 3rd visit to NOLA, I finally made it inside this beauty. The architecture is nothing short of breathtaking. I appreciated that they had a little gift shop, too. We entered in the middle of Mass and the ushers were very gracious, asking if we were going to look around or wanted to be seated. Gorgeous. I can't wait... More

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We attended Mass on Sunday and it was wonderful. But I have to confess... the statue of St. Peter next to the altar distracted me because he looks like he's trying to hail a taxi! The renovation of this historic cathedral is a huge success and a must-see whether you attend Mass or just pay a quite visit.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Just happened upon the open door and took a stroll inside. What a pleasant surprise. The ceiling had amazing paintings, lots of history throughout and the altar was beautiful.

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Renton, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

It is well worth your time to take a quick step inside this beautiful cathedral. We were lucky enough to hear a symphony rehearsal while we looked around. The acoustics in there are amazing. The music sounding hauntingly beautiful. The ceiling begs to be stared at. Take a walk in the garden/park on the square as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The inside of this building is beautiful. So grateful to be allowed to go in, and to take pictures. Worth seeing.

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Chicago, Illinois
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Sitting on the edge of Jackson Square, there is always something going on in front of the church. But when you walk inside, you are definitely struck by the beautiful interior. The paintings and stained glass windows are among the best, and there is a lot of history to the building. There were no services going on when we were... More

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