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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans

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#4 of 46 in Historic Sites in New Orleans
Must see · Church · Architectural Building
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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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  • I was in NOLA for a conference and found a Saturday vigil mass here within walking distance from my French Quarter hotel. The building was beautiful, but that's not why I go to church. The homily... 
    I was in NOLA for a conference and found a Saturday vigil mass here within walking distance from my French Quarter hotel. The building was beautiful, but that's not why I go to church. The homily...  more »
  • Situated at one end of Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, named after Louis IX King of France who was made a saint in 1297, is another "must do" experience on any visit to New Orleans. There has... 
    Situated at one end of Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, named after Louis IX King of France who was made a saint in 1297, is another "must do" experience on any visit to New Orleans. There has...  more »
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  • I love this Cathedral. On the north side, outside, the shadow of the Jesus statue is formidable. Inside is immaculate. It is open to all. Come. Sit down a moment and take in all of the splendor. It is breath taking even for someone like me who despises religion, but the religious do create magnificent places for them to feel pious.
  • The St. Louis Cathedral located on Jackson Square is a great location for a of you who want to visit a local landmark. We visited during their construction and remodeling which was a little annoying to not know as most of the roof and the ceiling work covered in scaffolding which took away from the full ambience. Another thing it really was interesting is the arch catcher is absolutely gorgeous but then there’s certain spots where you can dip your credit card in to pay for donations and things that just took away from the experience a bit. They do have rosaries you can buy which were very beautiful and I wish I would’ve gotten one. The frescos on the ceiling are currently partially visible but for the most part not really.

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