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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans
(4.6/5 based on 5,000+ reviews on the web)
Experience the majestic 18th-century architecture and stately appearance of St. Louis Cathedral. Located in the historical Jackson Square facing the Mississippi River, the cathedral serves as one of the French Quarter’s anchoring landmarks and is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the United States. Walk through the cathedral’s main hall to admire the high, painted ceilings and arched windows before taking a seat in one of the pew’s to enjoy a few moments of silence. Check the cathedral’s schedule online if you are interested in attending a service. Arrange to visit St. Louis Cathedral and other attractions in New Orleans using our New Orleans vacation trip planner.
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  • Went to the Cathedral 3 consecutive nights to see various New Orleans performers. They all were great. The Cathedral is the oldest active Cathedral in the USA. 
  • We wandered in here and were so fortunate to find a college choir performing a concert. It was beautiful! 
  • Take time to go inside. Look up at the painted ceilings. Check the concert schedule. Street people outside did not bother us and were interesting to listen to. Beautiful from the levee as the carriage...  more »
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  • What a beautiful church. This is the center stone of the french quarter. 90% of tourist visit this place at least once. Mass is very traditional, the wait to get a wedding here is 4 ever.
  • Had a great visit a few weeks back. We actually looked around during a children's choir practice, so the videos came out fantastic. The stained glass is gorgeous and everything is kept in wonderful shape. There's even a confessional!
  • The exterior is a fun place to see unique people and listen to great music. The interior is beautiful and worth seeing.
  • I love watching mass at noon everyday but the audio is not working. I have put the volume on my T.V. as high as it will go and still can't hear the mass. Please look into this problem. This has been happening for the last few days. Thanks and God bless.
  • Incredible historic church. From The paintings on the ceiling to the stone floor the history is just pumping out of this place.