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St. Louis Cathedral

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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
Phone Number: 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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You will end up walking by St. Louis Cathedral because it is in the center of everything New Orleans. Take time to really view this church and its history.

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San Antonio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will end up walking by St. Louis Cathedral because it is in the center of everything New Orleans. Take time to really view this church and its history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

very pretty, you can get a visit and buy a brochure about all the different parts of the cathedral. worth the $1 brochure.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful church with a great history. Pictures are allowed inside. The architecture is stunning, and you can see a nice statue of Joan of Arc as well. Jackson Square outside makes for a great photo stop and good view of the Cathedral. There's a lot of great street musicians outside, too. Definitely worth a visit while you're... More 

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Newman, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My visit to the cathedral was short however it offered a beautiful arrangement of towers that brought you in to its structure. One panoramic shot was in order.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful Catholic Church on Jackson Square, complete with a gift shop and pamphlets setting out the church history. It is an active church with daily masses.

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New Albany, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful place to walk into and look around, just admiring the beauty. Every inch of the cathedral had something beautiful to look at. It stirred up many emotions in us and was a great time to reflect. Walk up to the river levee on the other side of Jackson square for a beautiful picture of the outside.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This building is stunning. Architecture is amazing. With the little park in front it makes some wonderful pics. No tours inside.

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Fredericktown, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were actually able to go into the cathedral. The frescos on the ceiling are absolutely beautiful! Definitely a must-see if you are in the French Quarter of New Orleans!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice building. A walk on Bourban, Royal and Chartres through the French quarter will show you the charme of New Orleans. Bourbon's classic music bars from Jazz to Pop and Rock, the art on Royal and the street music at Jackson square is just unique in this country.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Returned to visit after many years and was not disappointed. Take a seat and appreciate your surroundings. Definitely worth the time.

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Staying in French Quarter

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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.