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“Outside the church before a Saturday night service music was heard” 4 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 #30 of 169 activities in New Orleans
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Churches/ Cathedrals
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Outside the church before a Saturday night service music was heard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Between the cathedral and park the atmosphere lightened perceptibly when an old jazz blues singer and trumpeter with his guitar accompanist began to play and the beauty echoed off the buildings. It was a moment to cherish. A personal favorite of mine in New Orleans.

Visited June 2013
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“What an incredible building!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Take a little time and visit this historic church. You'll be happy you did! The architecture, the art work, and the history are breath taking.

Visited June 2013
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“Breath Taking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

It is in Jackson Square. You can go in there is no charge. They do ask you to be quite cause they still have church and people will be praying and lighting candles. Take a camera it is very beautiful. They have a gift shop. Check on the hours that is open. Plan to stay about a hour. I visit it every time in New Orleans. It is beautiful at night, so visit it at night. It is in a safe area.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago IL
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This cathedral is awesome. Understanding its history and touring the inside respectfully was a priveledge. Photos are allowed

Visited May 2013
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“Humbling experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

Regardless of religious belief—or agnosticism—this is a humbling experience. Properly known as “Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis, King of France” it’s distinguished as the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the US. Originally constructed in 1718, the third incarnation was in 1789, and largely rebuilt in 1850. Little of the 1789 structure remains. The best view is from the Mississippi levee, south of Jackson Square, but the interior astounds.

Please respect worshipers and those who come here for prayers or respite. Old doors squeak and should be opened and closed quietly. And walk softly—The unfathomable vaulted ceiling height is designed to carry the sound of choirs and sermons, not heels clicking on marble floors. This is not a theme park attraction. There’s no admission fee but donations are appreciated. In the 700 block of Chartres Street (or 615 Pere Antoine Alley) north of Jackson Square, 504/525-9585, www.StLouisCathedral.org.

Visited May 2013
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