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St. Louis Cathedral

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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
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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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Beautiful Old Cathedral

The exterior does not suggest the simple beauty of the interior of America's first cathedral. The paintings, marble and architectural character make this a must see.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The exterior does not suggest the simple beauty of the interior of America's first cathedral. The paintings, marble and architectural character make this a must see.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

St. Louis Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. Don't miss visiting on your trip to New Orleans. You can even take photos inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited the St Louis Cathedral while in Jackson Square. Amazing architecture. Being the oldest Cathedral in the US makes it a must see when in NO.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The church is beautiful on the outside, and still beautiful on the inside. An operational church, you can visit and walk thru anytime except when mass is in session.

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are staying in the French Quarter, this church is a must see. The architecture and painting is beautiful. It's open to view and also still active if you want to participate in mass. There is also a small gift shop. Not catholic, no worries..just be respectful when you visit. No fee applies to see this beauty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was told that the ceiling was like the "Sistine Chapel", well that is a stretch. It does have frescos on the ceiling and worth a visit. Plan your visits around Church functions

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I used to attend mass here as a child. Be sure to get breakfast across the street at Café Du Monde before or after church. The church has beautiful old stained glass windows and is very beautiful inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There is no way you should miss this majestic monument to a higher power. The ornamentation reflects their strong religious beliefs, very beautiful. Go to just appreciate the artistic work put into the building. If you come out a bit more thankful for what you have, what can be wrong with that.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really worth the fee to get in. It is really nice and quiet inside. Frescoes and statues quite sweet. Outside it looks good and a little 'out there' but reading the inscriptions and how it came about is a must to 'get' New Orleans.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Take time to stop in and see this beautiful cathedral. The stained glass the beautiful art on the ceiling it is amazing!

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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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