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St. Louis Cathedral

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The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.
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615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
French Quarter
+1 504-525-9585
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All reviews jackson square attend mass light a candle beautiful inside old church french quarter sunday mass open to the public gift shop take pictures catholic prayer worship beauty architecture choir reverence
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Reviewed today

We were able to step into the church during an ongoing service. Very peaceful to sit in the pew and reflect on the glory of the sanctuary.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nnsundial
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful church in the midst of chaos. Quiet place of reflection and worship. Beautiful paintings on the ceilings, A must when visiting Jackson Square!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beautiful building lays claim to being the oldest cathedral in the USA although it has apparently undergone significant rebuilding since it was first established. Nonetheless, the cathedral is an imposing landmark on Jackson square and a privilege to visit. During our visit the impressive...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Zenobia240
Reviewed yesterday

You can't miss this cathedral when you visit New Orleans. I've visited the city before, but never taken the time to step inside its doors. We were greeted and invited to pray or simply chat about the beautiful interior. What a contrast to the activities...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 2017Queen
Reviewed 2 days ago

This church is gorgeous inside and out. Walk inside and buy the brochure for a $1 donation. It tells a lot about the stained glass windows, the interior or the church, and a brief history of the building.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great place to stop in one's reflection on New Orleans, and bring God back into the conversation, in one of the most spectacular settings in North America.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank P0laris600
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Basilica was finished in 1851 and is the oldest active cathedral in America. The architecture inside and out is similar to churches in Europe but more of a French style. The hold mass Monday thru Friday starting at 12 and on the weekends. If...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ItalyTrav
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful and still holds mass. The history and pictureque interior and exterior make this a must see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kimhG2413PV
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Saint Louis Cathedral is a lovely church and well worth a visit. It has the distinction of being North America's first cathedral. The stained glass windows and sculptures are lovely.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank edraupp
Reviewed 5 days ago

This wonderful and beautiful church is framed by two museums that are must sees. Then talk a walk around the square and through the gardens. Then head over to cafe Du Mond for beignets and coffee.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Tina H
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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
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16 December 2018|
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Response from AppleStud | Reviewed this property |
over an hour ahead of time....
14 October 2018|
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Response from Kenneth R | Reviewed this property |
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15 October 2017|
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Response from Jeanine N | Reviewed this property |
No not if visiting and looking around. If going to mass you should dress respectfully and appropriately as this is a house of Gid.