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“Very interesting tour.” 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 #2 of 477 things to do in New Orleans
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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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Salt Lake City, UT
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“Very interesting tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

We stopped in the Cathedral in the late morning and checked at the small gift shop about tours. The clerk there said she thought the fellow would be in about 1:30, so we went on with our tour of the French Quarter and stopped back at 1:30. It was a few minutes before a fellow came walking up the aisle who didn't look like a tourist. He asked if we had any questions, so we asked about the tour. He said he would be happy to give us a tour. He asked if anyone else would care to join and a few did. As we went along he kept asking people if they would like to join and by the end we had a group of 15 or so. He was very well informed and gave us a lot of interesting information. The artwork in the building, especially the ceilings, is really lovely and makes you envision how difficult it would have been to paint it. While the tour was not long and certainly didn't cover all the items in the cathedral, it was worth taking the time to to it. Just walking in and looking around, you will not appreciate what is there and the stories that are part of the building's history.

Visited June 2013
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Camdenton, MO
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“Exquisite architecture and breathtaking interior.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Do not miss an opportunity to see this when in New Orleans. One of the few attractions that does not disappoint.

Visited November 2012
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Katy, Texas
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“St. Louis Cathedral is breathtaking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Please be sure to have your camera ready. Between the stained glass , the statues and the painting...this is such a beautiful cathedral.

Visited June 2013
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Berwick, ME
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“Beautiful. Go here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This house of worship was beautiful and welcoming to visitors of any religious background. It doesn't take much time to stop by and check it out. So, swing in!

Visited June 2013
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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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