St. Louis Cathedral

Church, Spiritual, Performing Arts
615 Pere Antoine Aly (at Chartres St)
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-9585


  • Oldest active Cathedral in the United States.
  • Since 1727 New Orleanians have worshipped in churches on this site. A fire in 1788 burned the church to the ground. Construction of a new church began in early 1789, & was completed in December 1794.
  • Beautiful cathedral, be sure to stay quite inside.
  • Gentlemen: It's not that cold in here, so please remove your hats.
  • Beautiful fresco on the ceiling.
  • Try to get here right at dusk, so that as the sun turns off, the windows turn on. Breathtaking.
  • The New Battle of New Orleans: say a prayer to end Violence, Murder, Racism.
  • Show up early for mass.
  • Tip-toe in and tip-toe out...there may be mass going on inside!
  • Go to mass, an amazing celebration in America's oldest Catholic Church
  • See the front during the day and the back during the night!
  • Ice cold AC! Great place to cool off or pray.
  • It's free to visit and the inside is beautifully painted and lit up with colors from the stained glass windows.
  • beautiful weddings!
  • light a candle to Mary in hopes that your prayers will come true.
  • Mass is currently 12.05 PM daily. Hours do vary depending on the time of year, check website. Magnificent in so many ways. Mass here is always a joy to celebrate w/local & visiting parishioners.
  • Delightfully creepy at night. The free walking tour is great
  • Stunning - go inside and light a candle. Beautiful stained glass and murals.
  • Gorgeous landmark... Kodak moment. Visit the museums!
  • Don't forget to donate or light a candle for someone you know who needs it. This cathedral is beautiful! Such great positive energy.

Nearby places

800 Decatur St (at The French Market)
745 Decatur St (btwn St. Peter St & St. Ann St)
1008 N Peters St (btwn Ursulines Ave. & Barracks St.)