The convent certainly has an interesting history and the gardens are pretty, but there is not enough here to justify the $8 admission price. You see the first floor of the former convent building, which has a temporary exhibit on something, the old church (which is very pretty), and can walk around the gardens, but that is pretty much it.... 更多
It is truly amazing that there were such dedicated and fearless women such as these. To see what they lived through, accepted as their life and served their fellow humans, is to leave you in awe of their selfless giving of themselves.
Been wanting to see this for years now, so we took some time to do the self guided tour. There is a lot of history involving the religious orders of sisters doing good works for the city. The tour includes the attached church of St. Mary, which is very beautiful. This is well worth the visit.
The cypress ceilings are worth it alone, but the lovely little lady who hosts you is the true gem. She was very knowledgable about the convent and the structure. She was born and raised in the area and can share an interesting vision on the Quarter in the 40s and 50s. The chapel will take your breath away.
We had no plans to visit this convent and didn't even know it existed until we checked in to our hotel and saw it across the street. It was an unexpected gem in our trip. We were able to talk to friendly locals, get a cheap tour of a historic building, and learn something too. This is a great stop... 更多
It was a short self guided tour. Lots of history to look at. Absolutely love the high vaulted ceilings. I found it to be very in site full. They were preparing the outdoor garden for a wedding so we didn't feel right about going out to walk the grounds.
The convent was completed in 1753. The complex consists of the convent, St. Mary's church, a gate house and gift shop. The facilities are often used for wedding. There are museum exhibits.
This is the oldest surviving building in the Mississippi River valley. There are some very interesting statues in the church, and there is some history exhibited. The staff is super sweet, and will answer any questions. Good for history buffs and those interested in the Catholic Church and its influence on NOLA's development.
Went to see this since my Mom always talks about the Ursuline Nuns that taught her in St Louis. However, that isn't what I found. It just opened its exhibit (VERY interesting history) of Mother Henrietta Delille and the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Per National Parks Service, “This is the finest surviving example of French Colonial public architecture in the... 更多
We had a wedding at St Mary's Catholic Church on the convent grounds. They have the convent secluded so you can not go in unless you are taking the tour or the wedding party has rented the venue for the reception. This was a great location for the reception and it was great to be in around the convent grounds.... 更多