St Louis Cathedral

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St Louis Cathedral information

New Orleans , USA
Street Jackson Sq
+1 504 525 9585
donations accepted
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Sat, 1-5pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

One of the best examples of French architecture in the country is the triple-spired cathedral dedicated to Louis IX, the French king sainted in 1297, a most innocuous bit of Gallic heritage in the heart of an American city. Besides 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.