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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. Make St. Louis Cathedral a part of your New Orleans vacation plans using our New Orleans trip itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful cathedral and peaceful inside. Take a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Jackson Square. Lovely and cool inside 
    Beautiful cathedral and peaceful inside. Take a quiet reprieve from the hustle and bustle of Jackson Square. Lovely and cool inside  more »
  • Middle of the French Quarter, you can see it form most directions. It is a very beautiful Cathedral. 
    Middle of the French Quarter, you can see it form most directions. It is a very beautiful Cathedral.  more »
  • Another must stop when in town. Incredible church still under going repairs since Hurricane Katrina. Very beautiful. 
    Another must stop when in town. Incredible church still under going repairs since Hurricane Katrina. Very beautiful.  more »
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  • Stunning historical architectural venue. Notable stop along the river near the French Quarter. Free admission and free to tour on your own. Relatively safe and friendly area to visit during the day. This landmark is a good meeting point if meeting up with friends or tour guides. Spectacular views all around. Wonderful place to take photos! ♥️
  • Beautiful place with talented artists and a great amalgam of cultures! Unfortunately no pets are allowed in the park, even though we witnessed children ripping off plants straight from the roots. Regardless if you wanna sight see, and meet with a wide variety of people and cultures I highly recommend!
  • Beautiful church in the heart of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Nice mass, beautiful and vivid paintings inside. Outside, you may get "entertained" by the detractors of the Catholic church. Also, you'll see tables with voodoo dolls and cards. Interesting contrast. Scaffolding is up inside March+ 2022.
  • Beautiful courtyard, beautiful architecture, beautiful pictures. I was sad that they were having private services the day we went so we couldn’t tour the inside. We went during visiting hours but a wedding was taking place. Maybe one day I can get back.
  • My best friend got married here! It was a beautiful service and the cathedral was stunning. I hope the preservation continues as the artwork is beautiful! The priest for her nuptials was charismatic and she was extremely happy with how well everything worked out. Worth seeing

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