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St. Louis Cathedral

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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
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+1 504-525-9585
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
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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The church is the oldest Cathedral in the united states ...very easy to walk around and good for children...lots of candles to light....

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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The church is the oldest Cathedral in the united states ...very easy to walk around and good for children...lots of candles to light....

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We always attend Mass at the Cathedral every weekend visit. The history and welcome of the ushers and priest always make us feel comforted. Visiting the French Quarter can be hard on you. The visit to Mass at the Cathedral is always refreshing and uplifting.

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Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful construction, artwork throughout, spiritual feeling, woodwork awesome, so much to see in one old amazing church

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely stop in and look around. It is just gorgeous. Would be so cool if I could attend church here every Sunday! It is a must-see.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The beauty and history of the Church along with the welcome atmosphere and presence of the Holy Spirit is a must attend. Yes, I recommend visiting, I have visited many times and look forward to my next opportunity.

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We just stopped in since we were in the French quarter. No fee involved and it was quite pretty. Took a few pictures and left but if you're in in Jackson Square worth a look see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Do not make the mistake and walk by this Cathedral as I've seen so many people do. It has an amazing history, and a Highlight of the town. The inside is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Cathedral was still decorated for Christmas ,,,, beautiful! While we were inside, could hear male voices practicing hymns in Latin! Be sure to look up to the ceiling ... amazing artistry throughout!

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chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The history of this church is fascinating. It is beautiful inside. From the windows to the ceiling fresco to the pipe organ, you don't know where to look first.

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Orinda, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful church on the interior and exterior. Fun sitting on the steps - people watching and listening to the trombones play.

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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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