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Sightseeing in New Orleans - what to see. Complete travel guide

New Orleans is one of the largest cities of the United States and a popular tourist destination famous for its picturesque areas. The colonization of the territory of the modern city began in the middle of the 17th century, when this place was occupied by French settlers. French influence and impact can be felt in this city even nowadays. That is why New Orleans is sometimes called the "Paris of the New World."
The city of New Orleans has a great many of symbols and unique cultural traditions and customs. These are reflected in local gastronomy, folk music, art and original ethnic fests and … Open
The old part of the city is known as the French Quarter. You will find numerous old buildings here. One of the oldest places of interest in New Orleans is Saint-Louis cemetery. Its history is connected with numerous legends. According to one of them the famous voodoo queen Marie Laveau is buried at this cemetery. Since that time the cemetery has got the evil fame, so walking through it alone is strongly not recommended.
The central street of the city is called Bourbon Street and is located in the heart of the French Quarter. Here you will find best cafes and restaurants, numerous gift shops and stores. The bridge across Lake Pontchartrain is the best-known construction of modern architects. Its length estimates 38.5 km, so the bridge is considered the longest one of its kind. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
After historical destinations exploration new Orleans invites its guests to visit numerous entertaining establishments. There is a marvelous zoological garden named Audubon which has created … Open
The new part of town will also entertain you with its numerous interesting places. It is recommended to visit the new Zoo and Audubon Park, attend the business district of New Orleans with its unique office buildings made of glass, and walk through the picturesque St. Charles Avenue and Desire Street. Among the cultural activities we suggest visiting an excursion to the Museum of Louisiana and New Orleans Museum of Art, which traditionally host exciting exhibition.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in New Orleans and surroundings

Reference information
Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in New Orleans
♥   Shopping area ' Canal Street' New Orleans, 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Royal Street' New Orleans, 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Magazine Street' New Orleans, 3.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around New Orleans
♥   State Park 'Bayou Segnette' , 9.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Fontainebleau State Park District I' , 42.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Fairview Riverside' , 50.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Tickfaw' , 72.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Grand Isle' , 78.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in New Orleans and around
♥   Art museum 'Ogden Museum of Southern Art' New Orleans, 1.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'New Orleans Museum of Art' New Orleans, 3.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around New Orleans from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Lake Pontchartrain Causeway

From the series “The longest bridges in the world”
The bridge became a good alternative to the ferry service. Now the journey from the north to the south shore of the lake takes about 50 minutes. It must be noted that the ride over the bridge since the opening is chargeable. The money is spent to maintain the technical reliability of the construction. Apart from its impressive size, the Dam Bridge also has an interesting feature. Louisiana state is characterized by the harsh climate and regularly suffers from the natural catastrophes that literally pass the bridge. In the course of their conversation there were several hurricanes, but the construction was never severely damaged. … Read further

Jazzland Theme Park

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
Toys and souvenirs scattered everywhere, shops with T-shirts and Coca-Cola cups, mud-covered cafe tables and soda vending machines with broken windows - these are the main components of the unique environment the ruined park. To the delight of many tourists who like to walk around the abandoned places, Jazzland area of ​​the park is not guarded, so everyone can walk here and take pictures. Every year, ​​the park is increasingly turning into a swampy area. It is already difficult to walk in some remote parts of the place. … Read further
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