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St. Louis Cathedral

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The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
French Quarter
+1 504-525-9585
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Reviewed yesterday

Great stop. Beautiful inside and out. There are a lot of street performers outside the cathedral, and the noise travels inside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Radmila R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The church is beautiful and you can even use the building to find you ways around . The ceiling and wall paint is amazing . You must go inside to see even for only take a pick

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank renata764
Reviewed 3 days ago

The St. Louis Cathedral is beautiful! There is so much history in this building. We have spent more than one Christmas morning attending Mass here while on vacation and highly recommend it to all visitors. The location is within steps of our favorite New Orleans...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are a history buff then take half an hour and walk into this place while you're already out and about the square. It has had a lot of renovation so you son't really get the "old" vice from the inside but something that...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank iKnowFood101
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't just look at it as part of Jackson Square. It's a beautiful church inside and worth the time to go in and have some quiet reflection.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TAGrammy
Reviewed 3 days ago

It was cool and rainy when we were in New Orleans so it was important to find things indoors. This is a lovely old building with lots of interesting history

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lesshaze
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This church is Amazing! The architectural details of the building structure is fabulous! The historical pictures and scenery is elegant beyond belief. This is definitely a must to put on your list for touring.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lewisteach
Reviewed 5 days ago

We attended a Gospel choir concert there that really showed off the amazing acoustics of this beautiful and stately cathedral. Be sure to notice the golden statue of Jeanne d Arc at the back of the church and enjoy the wonderful steeples outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SadieMT
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to mass there this morning, have been there many times and one of the most beautiful cathedral I have ever been to. Right in the middle of the French Quarter.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Page S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A very beautiful, preserved, still used church, with basically an open door policy. We enjoyed Jazz Christmas Music here one evening. Definitely worth a walk inside to see the inside beauty, even if there is no event at the time!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Glenn S
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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
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October 14, 2018|
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Response from Jeanine N | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of. Get an uber and be careful of this area of New Orleans after dark. Do not take directions or advice from anyone. Be very alert and cautious.
October 15, 2017|
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Response from Jeanine N | Reviewed this property |
No not if visiting and looking around. If going to mass you should dress respectfully and appropriately as this is a house of Gid.
October 3, 2017|
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Response from AmandaRhodeIsland | Reviewed this property |
About a hour