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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
Phone Number: +1 504-525-9585
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active...

The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.

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Fantastic Church

We were told this is the oldest church in America built in the 1700's. It is remarkable! Go early so there aren't any crowds and you can get the full effect of this beautiful... read more

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Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We were told this is the oldest church in America built in the 1700's. It is remarkable! Go early so there aren't any crowds and you can get the full effect of this beautiful church. There are many beautiful paintings and statues. If your lucky like us you will catch the organist practicing!

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is the heart of the city. Great church. Historic and interesting. Beautiful interior well maintained. The church is the focal point of the square. Easy to visit. Relax and take a moment to catch your breath.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

St. Louis Cathedral is very grand and impossible to miss in the skyline right across from Jackson Square. It has a very gothic look and even has a clock tower!!

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Concord, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This beautiful building is in the process of being cleaned and repaired due to being on the coastline. It has seen some hard weather over the years but is still an absolute beauty. The art work on the ceiling of the cathedral was repaired in 1968-69 when I was in NOLA. This trip I actually got to see the entire... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the NOLA landmarks is the St Louis Cathedral, located in the heart of the French Quarter... being the oldest Catholic cathedral in the USA, it has been lovingly maintained, and the beautiful stained glass windows that stream light inside, the intricate paintings on the high ceilings above, and soft music echoing throughout creates a quiet place for worship... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy area, but a beautiful setting. Lots of local artists and shopping. The Cathedral itself is absolutely beautiful. Inside and out~ like a fairytale !

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Lake Mary, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While in New Orleans you can't help but to see the beautiful buildings the church's and all the history. While we did not go in because of construction this place is massive and breath taking.

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Valrico, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just did a self guided tour through the cathedral. Beautiful. Next time I would like to have an actual tour.

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Monroe, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to visit this famous Cathedral adjacent to Jackson Square. It is an impressive building although I was a little surprised that they sell souvenirs etc...I guess they do what is necessary for God's work. Still a must see. Be respectful since this is an active Cathedral.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We passed through the Holy Door and miraculously ran into extended family just after walking in! This is truly a special cathedral. It has strange hours so be certain to check ahead if you are planning a visit. I've been to NOLA many times and have always missed it - up until this time!

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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