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St. Louis Cathedral

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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
Phone Number: +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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Beautiful church, easy to access

This was definitely worth seeing, whether you're catholic or not. It was very easy to get inside and see all the architecture and religious relics. Super beautiful inside. If I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was definitely worth seeing, whether you're catholic or not. It was very easy to get inside and see all the architecture and religious relics. Super beautiful inside. If I remember correctly, the sign mentioned mass on Sundays, but I think even then you can still go in and walk around. Really lovely, everyone in there seemed awe-struck.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Dont miss the opportunity to visit once of the oldest churches in town. Churches might look the same to the average tourist but this is a must while visiting the Big Easy.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interesting historic cathedral. Concerts in the evening for your enjoyment. Small catholic store inside for souvenirs.

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West Richland, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an historic and beautiful Cathedral. Discovered in my wanderings that one of the old French kings had been canonized to sainthood, and there is a statue in the Cathedral - who knew?! We enjoy Sunday Mass in whatever locale we visit. This was no different except for the plethora of entertainers and soothsayers "outside the temple steps" LOL... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful! Pictures don't do it justice. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening Christmas music by harpist and choir!

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London, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We attended a Christmas Gospel/Jazz performance. Absolutely stunning and in a beautiful area of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful church in New Orleans that everyone needs to visit while in town. Great place to take a break and people watch.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love cathedral's around Europe, but have never really seen many around the US before. This is apparently the oldest cathedral in the United States, which is pretty cool. There is a little park in front of it so on a warm, sunny day I imagine it's a great place to come with your kids or a book and just... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed mass on Saturday nite at 5 pm. Sermon was so-so. Parish only has about 150 members. Church was mostly full so a lot of tourist.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best maintained historic Cathedrals I've ever seen. I am so disappointed that I haven't visited this wonderful building on previous trips. This will be a regular stop from now on.

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