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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  • This is a very pretty cathedral, if you are a fan of architecture and religious art, take a step inside and look around. It is also one of the oldest buildings in New Orleans; although, it has been rebuilt since its original inception. It has an interesting history of surviving a bombing and even being visited by two different popes.
  • This is New Orleans' #1 Attraction! It is a beautiful and historic Cathedral. It is difficult to know, where to start in describing this most impressive place a of Catholic worship and life. Should you only be able to one of New Orleans' many fabulous attractions--this is THE ONE!
  • While I'm not a religious person, this was a beautiful place to visit while I was in New Orleans. I'm from this area and it was the first time I've been and I was stunned by how well up-kept it is, being how old it is. It's definitely a nice place to visit if you're in the area.
  • Definitely a must see, even if you're non-catholic. Love this Cathedral. The priest I met when I attended Sunday mass, was from Dublin, Ireland!!🍀❤
  • The cathedral is awesome. Located across the street from famed Cafe Dumont, right behind Jackson Square. Open to the public prayer candles are available, donations are welcomed. There are regularly scheduled services. As part of Jackson Square, there are shops and vinders-a-plenty, so bring cash and pop some tags. It is part of the French Quarters. Bourbon St, Canal St, House of Blues, The River Walk, and the French Market are all well within walking distance. The morning is the quietest time of the day and the afternoon is the busiest. Enjoy...

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