Jackson Square

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Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA, USA

Jackson Square New Orleans Reviews

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Jackson Love Aug 08, 2012
I stayed in a hotel about two minutes from the square. I use it as my base point in the Quarter and could sit in the park all day long. It's beautiful.

The first place I took my friend when we landed was to the square and took her around it. There are many little shops and eateries in the square that I enjoyed. The only thing I don't like is the "fortune tellers" they are absolutely ridiculous - and fraudulent. Worst of all, they mostly sit right in front of the chapel. The artists selling artwork along the sides and the shows performed along with music are a great touch and I could stroll around looking all day. For cheap souvenir masks - there is a small toy store for kids that have them for the cheapest I saw on the left side of the square.

Overall, it is a great place and really the heart of the FQ if you ask me.

Amanda - Michigan
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One of New Orleans most famous spots Apr 24, 2008
Jackson Square has been a part of New Orleans for a really long time. In fact, back when it was a Spanish Province from 1762 to 1803 it was called Plaza de Armas, according to a sign still posted on the front ironwork. It was later renamed in honor of the Battle of New Orleans hero, Andrew Jackson. As one of the featured attractions of the French Quarter this very popular square features an array of local artists displaying their work just outside the fence. Also, along Decatur Street are the horse drawn carriages that are always ready to give a tour of the area, and street musicians playing for your pleasure (and tips). Surrounding the square are many famous and historic buildings, the Louisiana State Museum, restaurants, and merchants and the oldest apartment building in the nation. Directly behind the square is the St Louis Cathedral. The square faces the Mississippi River just across Decatur Street. The center of the square features a very nice mounted statue of Andrew Jackson. A visit to New Orleans would be much less than complete without a visit here.
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