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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 #28 of 163 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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Cookeville, Tennessee
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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104 reviews 104 reviews
69 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
11 attraction reviews
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
35 helpful votes 35 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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Brigantine, New Jersey
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65 reviews 65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

In the heart of Jackson Square and just a few yards from the Mississippi River stands the oldest continuously operated Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States. If you are lucky enough visit when they are hosting a musical event and be sure to read up on the history of the Cathedral before your visit to appreciate it more. If... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is a must visit when in New Orleans. It's beauty and grandeur is quite breathtaking and what one might expect to see in a large European city. I was very pleasantly surprised to see this in New Orleans and even though I am not Catholic, I could not help being highly impressed.

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is a must see regardless your religion. This cathedral is beautiful. I wish I would have made it to a mass before we left. The stained glass windows are stunning. You feel so warm inside the church. It actually brought tears to my eyes. So glad we stopped by!

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