St. Louis Cathedral

Type: Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Historic Sites: It looks like a fairy tale castle, but in fact, St. Louis Cathedral is the oldest continuously operating cathedral in the US. Originally built in the late 1700s, the present structure, with its...  Read More
Holiday Attractions: Come make a joyful noise this December with gospel choirs, jazz bands, classical artists and more during this free concert series in historic St. Louis Cathedral. Produced by French Quarter Festivals,...  Read More
Sightseeing: Established in 1720, this is the oldest active cathedral in the US. Towering over Jackson Square, it is an important historical and religious symbol for this predominantly Catholic city. In 1964, the...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 10am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free; Donations Appreciated

  • Historic Sites: "Not always a holy place, this was the city's dueling ground before it was sanctified by the church."
  • Holiday Attractions: "The concerts are free of charge, but donations are welcome to help fund the series."
  • Best for Historic Sites Because: This is the oldest continuously operating cathedral in America and a meeting place for locals and visitors alike.
  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: St. Louis Cathedral is an iconic symbol of the city of New Orleans.

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