It’s Monday, July 28 and 7:32pm 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 1.2 walkable square miles
New Orleans ranked #1 Most Improved on "Best Cities for Business" Wall Street Journal Marketwatch
New Orleans is #1 Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 Under30CEO.com
New Orleans ranked in top 10 "Next Cities" of the best places to live and work for young professionals Next Generation Consulting
New Orleans named one of the 15 Coolest North American Cities MSN Travel
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
New Orleans named a 2009 American Fast City Fast Company
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana