It’s Friday, December 19 and 1:09am in Downtown New Orleans.
Spain dedicated this plaza in 1976 to the City of New Orleans in remembrance of their common historical past and as a pledge of fraternity in the future. At its focal point is a fountain surrounded by the seals of the provinces of Spain.
Today, Spanish Plaza, located next to the Riverwalk Marketplace near the World Trade Center, is a common meeting place for those frequenting the attractions of the downtown area.
Originally known as Eads Plaza, the square was first intended to memorialize the engineer who improved the navigability of the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Located near many of New Orleans’ greatest attractions, such as the Aquarium of the Americas, Riverwalk Shopping Center, and the Harrah’s casino; Spanish Plaza is a convenient meeting and resting spot before hitting the next item on your to-do list.
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New Orleans, LA 70130
Downtown is the largest employment center in Louisiana with 62,000 jobs
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
New Orleans named Major Market of the Year Southern Business and Development
New Orleans ranked #1 Top Cities for Information Jobs in the U.S. Forbes
New Orleans listed as 1 of 5 safe havens to ride out the recession Christian Science Monitor
Downtown is home to several public parks, include Lafayette Square, Mississippi River Heritage Park and Duncan Plaza
Downtown is a collage of 8 distinct neighborhoods that includes 4 historic districts.