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New Orleans, Louisiana: Saint Louis Cathedral


About Saint Louis Cathedral:

Dedicated to King Louis IX, who would become Saint Louis, the first church on this site was built in 1737 and several churches followed in what was, at that time, part of France.

In 1803 the United States bought this huge area encompassing 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 square kilometers) from France in what is called the “Louisiana Purchase”.

One of the highlights in its recent history was the visit of Pope John Paul II in September, 1987.

​The Cathedral is open daily after the 7:30 am Mass until 4:00 pm. Of course, visitors are welcome to attend Mass as well.

There are volunteer docents available at times to give visitors a tour of the Cathedral. If there are no docents at the time you visit, there are brochures available for a $1 donation that will give you a self-guided tour.  Guided tours for groups can be arranged if you make reservations in advance.


Traveling to Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans:

Address: 615 Pere Antoine Alley, New Orleans, LA 70116

GPS coordinates: 29° 57′ 28.6920” N, 90° 3′ 49.4100” W

Tel: +1 (504) 525-9585

Click here for the official website of Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans

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