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St. Louis Cathedral & Jackson Square

If you want to orient yourself when in the French Quarter, St. Louis Cathedral is about as good a landmark as any. Reportedly, the longest continually operating cathedral in the United States it is...
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richiecdisc
May 04, 2009

St. Louis Cathedral-Basilica---Jackson Square

Magnificent St. Louis Cathedral presides over Jackson Square as the oldest Catholic cathedral in the United States. Established as a place of worship in 1716, the structure was completed on this site...
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VeronicaG
Dec 11, 2008

Its Architecture

Like most of the samples from the period - residential, religious and everything in between - the Saint Louis Cathedral stands today as a representation of the Greek Revival Style. A widely popular...
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maestrousmc
Apr 29, 2008

The History

Located in the French Quarter's Jackson Square area in New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest cathedral in Louisiana. Built in 1794, the cathedral has had a long and eventful history,...
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maestrousmc
Apr 29, 2008

St. Louis Cathedral

Perhaps the most recognized landmark in New Orleans, St. Louis Cathedral is the centerpiece of Jackson Square. This cathedral is unique as a focal point of an ultra-Catholic city, as its interior is...
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Dec 05, 2007

St Louis Cathedral and St Anthony's Gardens

The first church on this site was built in 1727, but was destroyed by fire in 1788. The current church was completed in 1794 but was heavily remodeled in the 1800s. St. Anthony’s Garden was created in...
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Nov 30, 2006

St Louis Cathedral

It was first called the Cathedral of Saint Louis, King of France when it was built in 1720. Flanked by Cabildo and Presbytere, it is situated in the Jackson Square facing the Mississippi River....
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Yasmine03
Sep 14, 2005

Cathedral

This is located in the French Quarter close to Jackson Square. Its simplicity and austerity are beautiful, a necessary counterpoint to the style of the French Quarter residences. This is actually the...
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Sep 05, 2005

A Minor Basilica

The website for the cathedral describes it as "A Minor Basilica" From the river, the Saint Louis Cathedral (or the Cathedral of Saint Louis King of France) dominates the skyline of New Orleans. I did...
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Jul 10, 2005

St. Louis Cathedral

At the heart of Jackson Square, you'll find this French Provincial style cathedral with a baroque altar and frescoed ceiling. Open to the public. Regular masses are conducted throughout the week, so...
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Mar 11, 2005

Saint Louis Cathedral

Saint Louis Cathedral, situated at the base of Jackson Park, is the focal point of The French Quarter. This very Catholic city has had a church at this location since 1727 making this the oldest...
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Oct 15, 2004

cathedral interior

If you visit Saint Louis Cathedral in the morning, when all the rest of the French Quarter is still nursing their hangovers, you'll find the beautiful interior of the church quiet and contemplative....
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Oct 07, 2004
 
 
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Things to Do Near St. Louis Cathedral

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Jackson Square

Any direction you look, you will get a picturesque view. The statue is worth taking a picture or two (or five) of. Say hello to the carriage pulling donkeys. Stop and admire the street performers....
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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

The oldest cemetery in New Orleans, St. Louis Cemetery #1 was founded in 1789. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Most of the burial sites are elaborate above ground vaults and...
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Le Petit Theatre

**UPDATE 4/28/13 - When I last visited New Orleans, I was saddened to see that Le Petit has shuttered her doors... :-( The original corner building was designed in 1789 by Gilberto Guillemard and...
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French Quarter

I've been to the French Quarter, surrounding areas & cemeteries many times since 2005 & have NEVER had any bad experience. I've also never had to pay a tour guide to take me to any of the...
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Preservation Hall

Preservation Hall is one of New Orleans' most famous attractions but it is also a very hard one to categorize. It is only open from 8pm to 11pm when a very superb collection of jazz musicians perform...
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Voodoo Museum

First, I'd like to allay any fears that anyone has about this place. No one is going to put a spell on you, turn you into a zombie, or even try to convert you. Second, as the owner of this museum...
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Getting to St. Louis Cathedral

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615 Pere Antoine Alley

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  • Sunday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Monday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Tuesday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Wednesday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Thursday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Friday 08:00 to 16:30
  • Saturday 08:00 to 16:30

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