New Orleans Sights

Spanish Plaza

  • 1 Poydras St. Map It
  • CBD
  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

Fodor's Review

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

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1 Poydras St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130, USA

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