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St. Louis Cathedral

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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
Phone Number: 504-525-9585
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active...

The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.

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We sat in the church and were mesmerized by the paintings on the ceiling of the church. It was an incredible experience and we were moved by the history and beauty of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We sat in the church and were mesmerized by the paintings on the ceiling of the church. It was an incredible experience and we were moved by the history and beauty of the cathedral.

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been in. I love to go there and just sit and take in the beauty and the holiness that surrounds you. It is a welcome respite from some of the craziness just outside the door.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This very beautiful Cathedral is the oldest Catholic Cathedral still in use in America. It's one of New Orleans' more notable landmarks overlooking Jackson Square! It is truly worthy of a visit. A volunteer guide told us some of the history once inside the cathedral, and naturally I lit a candle for my loved ones up in heaven! I would... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in New Orleans, go to this church. I happened to be walking around the gardens with my family over the holiday, and what do you know? There is a Holy Door of Mercy on the left hand side as you face the Cathedral and as this happens to be a Jubilee Year of Mercy if you walk... More 

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Puyallup, Washington, Usa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were just walking by when we happened to stumble on this gorgeous old church. Inside the painting ceiling and walls are a must see.

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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It cost nothing to go inside and sit in a pew to say a prayer or just soak in all the lovely ornaments and stained glass.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A nicely preserved historic place of worship, where you can attend services and take in the aura of this house if God. We also went there for Christmas services last year, a memorable experience.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very beautiful church. Jackson Square is right across the entrance to this church, and it is worth it to visit both places.

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Dublin, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

such a gorgeous piece of history! unfortunately mass was going on and we couldn't walk about the historic cathedral ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cathedral is worth the walk, just across from Jackson Square. A beautiful church which is still in use today.

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Staying in French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.