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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

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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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  • A lot of history in the area and lots of little shops and street vendors. great artists do artwork for sale also  more »
  • St Louis Cathedral is beautiful. It has free entry & you can sit as long as you want & gaze at the beautiful stained glass windows & handpainted ceiling.  more »
  • Regardless of faith, this Basilica is something to take in when you are inside. This is the pillar of all the historical landmarks that are around it. The art, architecture, and stained glass windows ...  more »
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  • Not necessarily rating the service but more so how the church looked from the outside. It's a really cool picture and something neat to see. After being in Europe/Italy for 3 months you can really see the influence from that culture in the French Quarter and really in this church. It's something cool to see.
  • Beautiful Cathedral with amazing stained glass, murals and a real "old school" Catholic Church feel. Even if you're not religious (like myself) this is definitely a place that you should visit.
  • Lots of cool street performers out front. Don't get your cards read, unless you like throwing money away.
  • It is a pretty church inside and outside as well. It is very representative of Lousiana's culture.
  • With all the tourists and the tremendous opportunity to reach people with authentic Catholic faith, we instead decided to put a mute at the pulpit and fill the pews with hand holding men. Thy light has been placed under the lamp stand and the tables are in need of being overturn. St Louis Cathedral is a den of wolves and sharks having come with parasites. There is nothing to see here.