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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  • One of New Orleans' greatest landmark. This is such a beautifull lchurch, and regardless of religious beliefrs, well worth the visit.  more »
  • You would have to see how grand this church really is...three hundred years of Catholicism in the French Quarter...and it shows. Beautiful painted ceilings.  more »
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  • It's a beautiful cathedral to visit. The oldest Basilica in the United States. It's a great place just to go inside and see the the interior. If your spiritual or religious it's a great place to step inside an take a moment to pray or just to have a moment to learn about the cathedral. Even if your not catholic the Cathedral from the outside makes for a great picture.
  • If you appreciate the architecture of old churches and cathedrals, you will absolutely love this place. It was on our must-see list and we were not disappointed. It is stunningly beautiful, ornate and majestic. The only down side is the offensive noise originating from the performers on the plaza just outside the front doors. The area outside the cathedral should be a noise-restricted area. Still, it is a wonderful and historic place and you're sure to enjoy your visit.

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