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“Beautiful Facade, Lackluster Interior” 3 of 5 stars
Review of St. Louis Cathedral

St. Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116 (French Quarter)
504-525-9585
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Ranked #38 of 205 Activities in New Orleans
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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Austin, Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful Facade, Lackluster Interior”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The churches brilliant white facade highlights the exceptionally maintained Jackson Square. The church is beautiful around all four sides. However, the interior of the church appears to need some attention. Paint was pealing off the walls and columns and the transition from outside to inside was a bit shocking. If they took as good of care of the interior of this church as they do the exterior, this would be a sight to be seen.

Visited March 2013
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Buckner, Kentucky
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Even though I am not Catholic I enjoyed visiting the St. Louis Cathedral. The art work and statues are very colorful and masterfully done. I loved the respect that everyone showed while in the cathedral and that everyone is welcome. I brought a group of 15 teenagers and they had never seen anything like this coming for the Christian Church. Thank you for sharing.

Visited April 2013
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New Orleans, LA
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“Amazing site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is a great stop when downtown. If you are there on a Saturday it will be closed because there are always weddings there, but you might see the end of the wedding exiting the cathedral. A must-stop.

Visited March 2013
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Kelowna, Canada
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“Beautiful, worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Lovely cathedral, does not take long to visit. Well worth your time. We dropped in before visiting the Presbyetre while in the Jackson Square area.

Visited March 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

This beautiful cathedral is not only inspirational, architecturally a vision, but is a sight that must not be missed when you are in New Orleans! One cannot absorb all the color, design, feelings evoked, and general splendor of this grand building and church in one visit. And no other church is called cathedral in the city....

Visited April 2013
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