St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

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. Make St. Louis Cathedral a part of your New Orleans vacation plans using our New Orleans trip itinerary planner .
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  • The biggest building in the French Quarter!! So amazing to see! We were fortunate that the cathedral was open this trip and we were able to tour the inside. So much history and beauty to see in this t...  more »
  • Highly recommend stopping and grabbing pictures. This is right off of Jackson square so spend the extra time to take a look.  more »
  • This is a beautiful cathedral and it reminds me of the ones that I have seen in France. It is free to go into and they just ask that you respect the scarcity of the church. This is a real church where...  more »
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  • Amazing cathedral. I believe it said it's the oldest cathedral in the US to still have services. It's beautiful indoor and out. Try and be respectful even if you're just in there to observe and take pictures. The area surrounding it is really nice to walk around in too. Reminds me of place in Mexico that I've visited.
  • Beautiful old church. Well maintained. This beautiful old New Orleans church is well kept and certainly worth a visit. If for no other reason than to get a few minutes rest from the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter. We enjoy visiting old churches when we travel and this one was certainly worth the visit.
  • Lovely place to take pictures in front of. Some celebrities attend the church for service. It is the meeting place for some of the foot tours. At the common area people are showing art work that,they have for sale, find some people singing and dancing. Fortune telling stands to find out for future a little bit of everything is located there because there is a park directly behind it.
  • This is one of the most beautiful churches that I've seen and the stained glass windows are amazing. It holds a true elegance and timeless design, and a wonderful hpuse of worship. The location makes for a picturesque setting throughout Jackson Square. It gives New Orleans a beautiful house for church goers to worship and praise, and on-lookers to be in awe.
  • This really is a beautiful church. You can go in to pray, light a candle or just observe. This should definitely be on your list of places to see if in NOLA.
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