St Louis Cathedral
Louisiana State Museum
This institution operates several institutions across the state. The standouts here include the 1911 Cabildo , on the left of the...
The former seat of government in colonial Louisiana now serves as the gateway to exploring the history of the state in general, and New...
The lovely Presbytère building, designed in 1791 as a rectory for the St Louis Cathedral, serves as New Orleans’ Mardi Gras museum....
Pirate’s Alley Cafe
The narrow pedestrian alley hidden in the shadow of St Louis Cathedral is a natural spot for a tiny bar, and this nook fits the bill...
La Divina Gelateria
When it feels like the street is about the melt under your feet, or you just need a sweet treat that isn't a powdered beignet, head to...
Jackson Sq · interesting places nearby
St Louis Cathedral information
One of the best examples of French architecture in the country, this triple-spired cathedral is dedicated to Louis IX, the French king sainted in 1297; it's a most innocuous bit of Gallic heritage in the heart of an American city. In addition to hosting black, white and Creole Catholic congregants, St Louis has also attracted those who, in the best New Orleanian tradition, mix their influences, such as voodoo queen Marie Laveau.
The present cathedral was dedicated on Christmas Eve, 1794, and awarded the rank of minor basilica by Pope Paul VI in 1964.