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  • Old Ursulines Convent
    The oldest building in the New Orleans is Old Ursulines Convent. It is also one of the most fascinating examples of French colonial architecture that you could possibly find anywhere. In addition to the main building, you can also see the [...]
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  • Preservation Hall
    It would be just plain wring to leave New Orleans without listening live to some real New Orleans jazz, and there's no better place for it then the Preservation Hall, a venue that's been functioning since 1961. The place opens and 8 PM [...]
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  • Cafe du Monde in New Orleans
    Beignets are one of the most famous sweets in Southern cuisine, and they are about as beloved by New Orleans residents as donuts are in other American cities. These deep fried dough cakes sprinkled with lots of powdered sugar are best [...]
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  • The Cabildo in New Orleans
    The Cabildo used to be the seat o the colonial government in Louisiana some centuries ago, but today it is quite an interesting museum, especially for those who have an interest in history. The original building was destroyed during teh [...]
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  • Tipitina's in New orleans
    Tipitina's was featured in The Big Easy, the 1987 film, and it is one o the liveslies night spot in the city. It is a venue where you can see some interesting (and famous) indie bands, but at least once a week there are jazz nights as [...]
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  • Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1
    This interesting city has some interesting cemeteries, and among the 40 graveyards scattered around New Orleans, Saint Louis no. 1 is one of the most interesting. Like in typical New Orleanean cemeteries, the graves are all built above [...]
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  • Molly's pub in New Orleans
    It's not that unusual to find an Irish pub in the French Quarter (and they have a tradition that goes way back to the times of the French colinists), but Molly's is one of the liveliest and most welcoming watering holes in the Vieux Carre. [...]
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  • Mr. B's Bistro
    One of the most important things to do as a visitor in New Orleans in taste the mouth-watering local specialties, one of which is the famous gumbo, a mix of rice, seafood and all sorts of other good stuff. Each chef has their own gumbo [...]
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  • St. Louis Cathedral
    St. Louis is the oldest functioning cathedral in the US, but it doesn't look much like it used to in the 18th century, when it was built. It is a tall, slender structure painted in white, quite interesting as far as churches go. It is [...]
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  • Historic Voodoo Museum in New Orleans
    Voodoo is an important part of New Orleans culture, and not only because it is still practiced by some, in the form of gris-gris and other spells, but because there have been some influential voodoo queens in the city (Marie Laveau)and [...]
    D: 0.6mi00
  • Mardi Gras World
    If you haven't had the chance to celebrate Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you can at least see the floats at the Mardi Gras World. Blaine Kern manufactures over two thirds of all the floats parading the city during Mardi Gras, and they also [...]
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  • New Orleans Silversmiths
    If you happen to be in need of some fancy jewelry in New Orleans, or if you just want to splurge on a souvenir, browse through the offer of New Orleans Silversmiths, a jeweler's shop which specializes in antique silverware, holloware, [...]
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  • Jackson Square in New Orleans
    The French Quarter in New Orleans is the heart of the city, and you can't get any closer to the heart of the Vieux Carré (as the Quarter is also called)is Jackson Square, a historic park with plenty to show off with. It is one of the [...]
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  • French Market in New Orleans
    If you want to have a taste of the genuine New Orleans, just visit the colourful French Market, which occupies a couple pf blocks of the French Quarter. This is the oldest public market in America, established in the 18th centuries, and [...]
    D: 2.2mi00
  • Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar
    Lafitte's Blacksmith claims to be one of the oldest bars in the United States, and even if that's not accurate, this pub is pretty old anyway - it was built in 1722. It might not seem like much, but the building survived two fires, and it [...]
    D: 0.6mi00

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New Orleans History

The population in the earlier days was based on deported slaves, gold-hunters and of undesirable character. In 1763, New Orleans came in the control of the Spanish Empire. The Spanish governor came in 1766 to take control of this area. The local settlers were hoping to restore New Orleans to French Control. The settlers of this area decided to exile the Spanish Governor. A year later Spain took control of this area again and executed five top leaders. In the Spanish period huge fires burned the majority of the buildings in this city. The fire of 1788 burned more than 800 buildings on Good Friday. After the fires, the city was rebuilt in [...]
Cheap flights to New Orleans

Recent New Orleans flights found by Travelgrove users

  • $98Frontier Airlines flight Frontier Airlines 
    Atlanta, GA (ATL)New Orleans, LA (MSY)12/01/201505:45 pm
    New Orleans, LA (MSY)Atlanta, GA (ATL)12/08/201511:30 am check price
  • $160Spirit Airlines flight Spirit Airlines 
    Detroit, MI (DTW)New Orleans, LA (MSY)01/15/201602:45 pm
    New Orleans, LA (MSY)Detroit, MI (DTW)01/20/201611:35 am check price
  • $193Delta Airlines flight Delta Airlines 
    Charlotte, NC (CLT)New Orleans, LA (MSY)04/12/201610:45 am
    New Orleans, LA (MSY)Charlotte, NC (CLT)04/19/201607:15 pm check price

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