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Spanish Plaza Review
For a terrific view of the river and a place to relax, go behind the World Trade Center at 365 Canal Street to Spanish Plaza, a large, sunken space with beautiful inlaid tiles and a fountain. The plaza was a gift from Spain in 1976; here you can hear occasional live music and purchase tickets for riverboat cruises in the offices that face the river. If you happen to be in town on the Monday before Mardi Gras (Lundi Gras), you can watch Rex, the King of Carnival, arrive here from across the river to take symbolic control of the city for a day.
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