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St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans: 38 reviews and 83 photos

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This is the oldest Catholic cathedral in the entire US, established as a parish in 1720. So began Louisiana's Catholic heritage--a vital part of the state's culture. This is why the state of Louisiana has "parishes" instead of counties, as the other states have.

It's a beautiful piece of work. Not as imposing as some in Europe, but it's worth your while to walk all the way around it and have a good look. This is the very center of the city.

Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley
Directions: Facing Jackson Square
Phone: 504-525-9585
Website: http://stlouiscathedral.org

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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