Why I Love New Orleans: Reason #31

French Quarter Part 4 – Jackson Square

Jackson Square sits right in front of the St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. It was named after General Andrew Jackson to celebrate his victory of the Battle of New Orleans, in the War of 1812.

It is the subject of this iconic picture you may see in many city guides:

Jackson_Square_New_orleans

Not only does it celebrate history and provide a nice view from the river, Jackson Square also hosts several festivals. On a daily basis, you can find artists and musicians crowding the square, along with pedestrians enjoying the art and dancing to the music.

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I recommend at least taking a stroll through Jackson Square on your visit to the French Quarter because there is always something cool to see!

Until next time…

Paix et Amour
*Jackson statue picture from INE Tours

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