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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
08:00 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: No

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 cathedral!

We had taken a city tour and this was mentioned but we didn't get to actually go see it - just drive by. It is located in Jackson Square so we made a point to get there on our... read more

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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Etters, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had taken a city tour and this was mentioned but we didn't get to actually go see it - just drive by. It is located in Jackson Square so we made a point to get there on our own. We didn't attend a service there, just walked in and looked around. The photos don't do it justice! Since it... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The cathedral is in Jackson square and is really spectacular. Stained glass, painted ceilings, alll you could imagine it would be. Cameras are allowed, just be respectful of mass times. They have a tiny gift shop also. Close to a trolley stop and the river.

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful sanctuary right on Jackson Square in the French Quarter, open to the public with artists, mimes, tarot card readers and street performers out front.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The location in the French Quarter is a hub for the Jackson Square area where you can get carriage tours, local artists, the French Market and Cafe du Monde. The inside is very lovely and impressive and maintained beautifully. There are plaques with some of the history and statues one being Joan of Arc. You can do an in &... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A beautiful church in the middle of all the action. The artwork in the cathedral is stunning and you can feel the history. Very peaceful amidst the hustle and bustle of Jackson Square.

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East Hartford, CT
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mass daily at noon. Otherwise, you can tour interior and enjoy the quiet spiritual space. A sanctuary from the French Quarter happenings. Walk past the musicians, hawkers, and freaks, and take a moment to yourself here. Lovely church.

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Shalimar, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well worth popping into while you're in the French Quarter. An oasis of calm and a beautiful interior.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

never went inside here but there did not feel a need to. Walking around the outside was enough. Seeing and being among everyone else was enough. Being in the sunshine was enough.

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Atlanta, GA
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such a striking symbol of faith. Service there is special. Towers over Jackson Square and French Quarter ever a reminder of what is important

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I kind of thought I'd see more...like a bit of a go behind the scenes. You really just walk in the church and pick up a pamphlet describing various statues, etc. It is beautiful though!

Thank Mary B

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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.
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