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St. Louis Cathedral
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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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Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

On the last day of my trip I got to go into the cathedral
Beautiful inside and out very soothing there was chanting in the background and although other people were there taking pictures too I felt at peace
The gift shop ladies were wonderful

Thank CeliaBim2010
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Reviewed November 22, 2013

You would not think this would be the highlight of the trip to New Orleans, but this Cathedral is amazing in so many ways. People watching outside was fantastic as was the wedding party taking photos and the second line that happened shortly after.

Thank Vincent C
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Reviewed November 18, 2013

This was out four or fifth visit, Just to visit and Pray. I highly recommend if you visit New Orleans, take the time to visit the Cathedral - Basilica of Saint Louis King of France. We traveled to New Orleans Louisiana on some leisure time for fun and adventure. We when as we did during our other visits NOLA & to the Cathedral - Basilica of Saint Louis King of France on a day where instead of lines of tourists, it seemed to be fairly calm and quiet. When I came upon the church, we again were amazed at how large of a building it is, from pictures of it on postcards and/or a computer screen, we imagined it much smaller. It is a solid structure with good architectural bones. As I entered the church, I realized how beautiful each aspect of it was. We both took the time to pray and was permitted to take photographs (some churches do not permit this). It was a comfort to go to the church and get to pray in it as opposed to seeing it in still life. Just a side note, as with most churches, there are optional places for you to make donations i.e. in the boxes for the poor, bread for the poor, lighting of candles, etc. if you choose to do this. I hope you find peace and comfort during your visit as we did. We will do it again during our next visit.

Thank Shadow2012
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Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

The cathedral was beautiful and we loved seeing the paintings and architecture. Wish there was more about the history in addition, but definitely worth checking out.

Thank Sarah3M
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

It's one of the main attractions in New Orleans and definitely worth a visit. It's right in the middle of the French Quarter, across from Jackson Square, so it's easy to get to. The structure is magnificent and the paintings in the cathedral are beautiful. Definitely a must-see!

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