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St. Louis Cathedral

615 Pere Antoine Aly, New Orleans, LA 70116-3291
+1 504-525-9585
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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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Reviewed yesterday

Absolutely stunning! Magnificent Paintings on the ceiling and stained glass windows.. Words cannot describe. The Cathedral-Basilica of St. Louis King of France is the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States. In the heart of the French Quarter with Andrew Jackson statue...More

Thank Melanie W
Reviewed yesterday

No words could describe the beauty of this Cathedral. This was one of my MUST SEE. Clean, friendly and beautiful.

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The cathedral is beautiful and a great place to take some pictures. It was very quiet and people were respectful. We lit a few candles, said some prayers and enjoyed the peaceful feelings we got while there.

Thank Ann Marie B
Reviewed 2 days ago

This beautiful cathedral reminded us of those in Europe, although obviously newer. We were there on a Friday afternoon for a quick look around, attending services here would really be special.

Thank Jane P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I enjoyed this cathedral every bit as much as I did the cathedrals in Europe. I believe it is the oldest one in the US.

Thank SugarNative
Reviewed 3 days ago

First, saw this beautiful building on my Architecture Tour of the French Quarter with Katrina. She explained the significance and history of the building. Second, I attended Mass on the Sunday I was there. That was a peaceful experience in a Blessed location. I love...More

Thank 98201
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did not go inside this cathedral but in was given a tour of the outside with the history behind this church and I will definitely recommend checking it out. Unfortunately when I came it was close but I would of like to check out...More

Thank Dameon G
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you like cathedrals or architecture this is a must see in NOLA. Otherwise, I find the square surrounding the Cathedral much more interesting. Due be sure to catch a photo at night where the large shadow image is cast onto the front of the...More

Thank 33,104
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm Catholic. I went to the cathedral as a child with my family. Now I go as an adult (parking n back) and beignets after! Such great memories

Thank Erin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

As a Roman Catholic went to mass. What a besutiful place. It is truly a historical treasure that anyone would enjoy visiting.

Thank Matt D
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 May 2017|
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Response from SamC1117 | Reviewed this property |
Mass at 9am and 11am on Sunday 21 May 2017
Kathy N
7 October 2016|
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Response from ninettee2014 | Reviewed this property |
No tickets are needed just getting there early enough to get a seat. 10 p,m, for midnight mass.
10 September 2016|
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Response from ninettee2014 | Reviewed this property |
Went by the Cathedral yesterday. The Gift Shop is open from 10- 3. As it is run by volunteers, it is usually closed from noon to one for lunch. Hope this helps.