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St. Roch and the Campo Santo

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Address: 1725 Saint Roch Ave, At N. Derbigny, New Orleans, LA 70117-8223
Phone Number: +1 504-945-5961
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Theres a small room just off the altar at St. Roch (who was the patron...

Theres a small room just off the altar at St. Roch (who was the patron saint of plague victims) where supplicants leave their part or piece thats been healed, supposedly by the saint. Theres a bizarre collection of such items as eyeballs, crutches, false limbs and organs.

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Very Nicely kept Cemetery - Worth the trip

During our trip to New Orleans we seen a lot of cemeteries around but this one had easy and free access to the site. Not overly crowded so you could take your time walking around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed May 2, 2016
Lisa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

During our trip to New Orleans we seen a lot of cemeteries around but this one had easy and free access to the site. Not overly crowded so you could take your time walking around to see this beautiful and well kept Cemetery. We really enjoyed the site and we didn't find it creepy or haunted as some reviews stated.... More 

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1 Thank Lisa B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2016

I come to New Orleans often and I come here every time. I love this small cemetery. The room full of notes and replicas of the body parts needed healing is sad really. Who knew that one day I would leave something for someone here. I've also met one of the guardians of this place during one of the most... More 

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1 Thank TheaTravelJourneys
Kansas City MO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

While the larger cemeteries in New Orleans are certainly interesting and beautiful, this smaller site is easily accessible and charming in a very different way. The highlight is the small chapel and its collection of ex votos: polio braces, glass eyes, dental plates, handwritten notes and other meaningful objects left by the faithful. Some may find this display a bit... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

Visited this place the day before Halloween. It is off the wall and absurd! Quite macabre in it's presentation. Dedicated to St. Roch, patron saint of healing against the plague and in this case during the Louisiana yellow fever epidemic. Located off the beaten path in a quiet little area about 10 minutes outside of the French Quarter, yet close... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went to this cemetery on a cool, rainy day. We took the Riverfront trolley from near the convention center to the French Market stop to shorten our hike, but it was still a decent walk, probably another 20 minutes from the French Market. If you walk, just be aware that the neighborhood is very different from the French Quarter.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

I have lived in NOLA for 30 years and this is my favorite cemetary---many tombs, stations of the cross, and two chapels. I have never had any trouble in this neighborhood but one must be alert to the surroundings.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

This was the cemetery we stopped out while on our city tour. It isn't well known like some of the other cemeteries, but it was still amazing to see! The above ground tombs/cemetery was something I was very much looking forward to see while in New Orleans.

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1 Thank HeidiPK
Cape May, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

If you like strolling through scenic interesting cemeteries, add this to your list. A great way to spend a few hours relaxing!

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Indianapolis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2011

This is a small cemetary with a great history. A quick view of New Orleans cemetaries. The older crypts are particularly interesting.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2010

This is a wonderful cematary - I have visited many times. It is a located eleven blocks from Esplanade Avenue, which divides the French Quarter and the Faubourg Marigny. The grounds and chapel are open every day from 7am - 3pm. St Roch - has a collection of interesting curios left by supplicants. St Roch Avenue itself is a shady... More 

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