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St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-525-9585
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Ranked #26 of 164 activities in New Orleans
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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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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

The architectural detail in this cathedral is exquisite and the history of it is very interesting. Be sure to take a few minutes to sit down and just admire with your eyes either before or after you get all the pictures you want. There's a brochure available before you enter for a $1.00 suggested donation that explains everything you are... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

A beautiful church. We had the pleasure of celebrating Palm Sunday services with the Archbishop. This is worthy of a stop to view and to learn the history.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were able to go to the cathedral on a saturday, unfortunately there was a wedding being performed and we were unable to into the chuch. I enjoyed laying in the square soaking up the sunshine, it is absolutely beautiful. All around the square are lots of artists with unique pieces for sale and performers that were great. They also... More

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Cathedral is beautiful and the message is always wonderful - I attend mass on Sundays here whenever I am in the city - they are welcoming and it is truly a holy place -

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I overheard someone say it is the oldest cathedral in the US. It is beautiful, with high fresco'd walls and stained glass.

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Metro Detroit
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Having seen so many churches trying to prove Catholicism through decor, this was a pleasant surprise! Light pastel colors decorate the modest statuary and tasteful ceiling frescos. It was not heavy and draped in gilding to excess. A place anyone would feel comfortable for mass in this large minor Basilica.

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Long Beach, California
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69 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The highlight of Jackson Square. You must take a few minutes to step inside this beautiful Cathedral. Stained glass windows are so beautiful. It's also a nice air-conditioned place to escape the heat. I also purchased a lot of gifts in the gift shop. Louisiana State Museums located on either side of Cathedral.

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Mabank, Texas
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Beautiful traditional church. My husband and I attended the 11am Sunday mass, arriving 10 mins early. Plenty of seats still available, but it was full by start of mass. Enjoyable mass by the archbishop, lovely music by their choir. Tourist crowds a bit annoying , but that was only upon entry and exit , no disturbances during the mass. Nice... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is pretty church in the center of the French Quarter. Very calm and still in use. This is the oldest catholic cathedral in the United States. Free to enter. Mass daily.

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Springfield, Missouri
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92 reviews 92 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We were happy that the cathedral was open to tourists and that cameras are allowed. The interior is awesome. A highlight of our trip.

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