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St. Louis Cathedral

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Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active...

The major landmark of the French Quarter is the oldest continuously active cathedral in the U.S.

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Absolutely beautiful

Quintessential New Orleans. It's not super exciting like seeing a real live NOLA jazz show, moving as the WWII museum but still a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quintessential New Orleans. It's not super exciting like seeing a real live NOLA jazz show, moving as the WWII museum but still a must see.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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A beautiful church with lovely architectural details across from Jackson Square. A must see in New Orleans.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is perhaps the most famous landmark in New Orleans and I suspect many only view it from the outside. However, it is worth taking a little time to look inside which is very clean and more ornate than its surroundings would have suggested.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be sure to check this monumental Cathedral. The St. Louis Cathedral is a must see. The oldest Cathedral in America! Very beautiful and truly breath taking!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The St. Louis Cathedral is to New Orleans as the Eiffel Tower is to Paris or Big Ben is to London -- the landmark that anchors the city, the one that makes your photos say "New Orleans." The interior is nice but not particularly noteworthy, although I did like the statue of Joan of Arc. But the exterior is a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very simple building if compared to the many ornate Gothic cathedrals around the world. It's simplicity is the selling point....and then you look up at the ceiling and along to the altar. Certainly worth taking the time to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

WOW! The history here is amazing. The craftmanship is unbelieveable!!!! You certainly need not be a religious person to appreciate this gem, and there will always be something happening right in front of this church when you arrive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This cathedral has loads of history. It was actually not easy to get in to from the street when we were there, so I am not sure if that is normal. Inside, be sure to check out the floors and the beautiful stained glass. It is worth taking 30 minutes to stop in.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This church is located in the heart of the French Quarter! It brings one back to the days when churches were built ornately. It presents itself as a grand structure in the middle of a lovely square!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We so enjoyed our self-tour of the Cathedral. It is just beautiful and so big. I can only imagine what it is like to be in this cathedral when it is full during worship. Being from the Chicago area my husband knew that Cardinal Cody used to be at this Cathedral.

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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 Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.
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