St. Louis Cathedral 3.5 rating

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The Saint Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square is the oldest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States, dating back to 1727. Dedicated to the Crusading King Louis IX of France, the church with French Romanticism, Spanish Colonial and Renaissance architectural elements is an iconic landmark in New Orleans. The elegant symmetrical façade features a towering central spire with hipped roof and a central clock, with pilasters and columns on different levels. It is flanked by two smaller hexagonal towers.

The interiors feature wooden columns along the nave leading to a Rococo high altar with gilded and fluted Corinthian columns supporting an entablature inscribed with 'Ecce Panis Angelorum' (Behold the Bread of Angels). The stained glass windows and paintings depicting events from the life of St Louis are also of note.

The St. Anthony Garden behind the church has a statue of Jesus with arms stretched out.

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About St. Louis Cathedral

 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA, United States

 +1 504-525-9585

 http://www.stlouiscathedral.org

St. Louis Cathedral and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Jackson Square

Jackson Square(0.1 km)
Named in honor of Battle of New Orleans commander and 7th US President Andrew Jackson, the Jackson Square on the Mississippi River bank is the heart of the city's French Quarter.

St. Charles Streetcar

St. Charles Streetcar(1 km)

St Roch Cemeteries

St Roch Cemeteries(2.2 km)
Perhaps the most famous historic site in the area, although comparatively little known to visitors.

Lower Decatur Street

Lower Decatur Street(0.3 km)
Right around the corner from the historic US Mint, and the French Market.

St Roch Market

St Roch Market(1.7 km)
The St Roch Market at St.

Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts

Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts(0.7 km)
This is one of the largest performance venues in the city, and is frequently used by the Louisiana Symphony Orchestra and for large scale dance performances and musicals.

Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Mercedes-Benz Superdome(1.9 km)
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is home to the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.

Old French Market

Old French Market(0.3 km)
While souvenirs for visitors have taken over a good bit of the space at this 250+ year old market, there are still vendors selling fresh produce as in days of old.

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