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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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Best New Orleans Architectural and Sightseeing...
Ranked #2 of 286 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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“Must go in!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013 via mobile

Awesome historically incredible ~ totally a must. A close walk from any hotel in the quarter! You cant miss it. The art is breathtaking.

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“Gorgeous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We've been to New Orleans a number of times, but have never had a chance to make it into the Cathedral. It was absolutely breathtaking...reminded us of touring some of the great cathedrals of Europe. The attention to detail is just so wonderful.

Visited July 2013
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“Nice Break from the streets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The church architecture, art work, and religious items are beautiful. Be sure to check times and know they don't always stick to them (closed 20 minutes early the day we were there).

Visited July 2013
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“Such a beautiful Landmark.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Definitely a must when in New Orleans. The cathedral is just beautiful. Even if you just go in for a quick look it will be worth it.

Visited January 2013
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“A Must-See Landmark”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

The Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis King of France, better known as the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter of New Orleans is a graceful vision from the exterior, but best viewed from the inside.

Built in 1727, the church has been a center of worship for over 280 years, with mass celebrations still celebrated daily. Entering the building, you can feel the spirituality that has taken residence in every crevice of the stunning architecture.

We enjoyed our reverent pause inside the St. Louis Cathedral. A lovely respite from the hot summer and the perfect place to reflect on the blessings of your journey.

I suggest picking up a self-guided tour (brochure,) available for a $1 donation in the entrance area. This will truly enhance your understanding of the splendors and history withing the cathedral. A schedule of mass times may be found inside the cathedral and there is a nice gift shop adjacent to the foyer area.

Visited July 2013
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