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St. Louis Cemetery No. 3

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Address: 3421 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119-2902

This cemetery was built on a former graveyard for lepers.

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Buried Treasures

Wow! A fascinating place to visit and see the "City of the Dead". The history and process of taking care of their loved ones is evidenced by the ornate architecture and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Olympia, Washington
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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow! A fascinating place to visit and see the "City of the Dead". The history and process of taking care of their loved ones is evidenced by the ornate architecture and intriguing stories. A definite visit, especially if you like cemeteries.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

I just love the old cemeteries of NOLA! I try to stop in at one every time I go and this was one I had not been to in yet. The cemetery is fairly easy to find, it is not far from the fair grounds and also the NOLA Museum of Arts A word of caution, avoid the cemeteries at... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Interesting Visit and time today. Perhaps as it is a graveyard not a place for children but beautiful in its own way.

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Sinclairville, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Stopped here as part of our city tour. Very interesting place to visit. Was interesting to see how the dead is laid to rest. I found the tombs in the walls of these "Cities of the Dead" interesting. Walk around and read the names and dates fir the family tombs. Many generations resting in the same place.

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St louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

One of the stops was this place. Learned a lot about how they bury dead people here in this part of the state. A nice part of the sightseeing tour. 👍😎

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

I really wanted to see the St Louis Cemetery #1 but due to some vandalism it was closed to the public when we were there. This was a really good substitute. Our tour guide explained the purpose of the above-ground crypts and also told us about the smaller single crypts stacked 4 high along the edge of the cemetery. He... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

New Orleans has lots of historic cemeteries dotted all over the city, St Louis #3 is so well kept. Beautifully maintained and very popular with tour bus charters. The tombs are very beautiful, some are unique. Great start to your day before the heat sets in.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Not having the same water table as us it was fascinating to visit this cemetery to realise why the graves were all above the ground.Also to see the holding storage area and reasons behind it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016 via mobile

We booked a 2 City tour which included 20 minutes at the St Louis Cemetery. To start with we didn't really care for this part of the tour but ended up finding it really interesting. Even if you don't think you will like it, get of the coach and listen to what the Tour Guide has to say - you... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2016

We find it interesting to visit these places, because of the tombs and mausoleums architecture, and because of the city history we learn behind the names and dates. Maybe with a good guide it could have been a more informative experience (we were alone), but nevertheless a nice 30 minute walk.

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