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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana

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Distance from city center: 0.5mi
andra88's pictureby andra88 Sightseeing travel tip
added on the 29th of August, 2010
St. Louis is the oldest functioning cathedral in the US, but it doesn't look much like it used to in the 18th century, when it was built.

It is a tall, slender structure painted in white, quite interesting as far as churches go. It is the definite symbol of New Orleans, and besides, it is just in front of the Place d'Armes (Jackson Square) and it is well worth a visit.

Not as ornate as other Catholic churches, but it has a great historical significance, and there are a few beautiful paintings in there. The cathedral manifests its worldly side by operating two gift shops, where you can buy religious items.

615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA


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