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Voodoo Spiritual Temple

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Address: 828 Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116
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+1 504-522-9627
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Located in the city's oldest cemetery, this temple is still in active use...

Located in the city's oldest cemetery, this temple is still in active use by practitioners of voodoo.

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Half Spiritual Center, Half Tourist Trap.

The whole time I visited, I honestly didn't know how to feel. Nothing gave me the creeps about the place, but I did think it was odd that a place with that much "spiritual... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2015
Dora R
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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Reston, Virginia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Please do not waste your money and time visiting this place. My wife and I politely asked if we could have a reading, and she immediately told us that young people like us were "unsettled" and were approaching life in a misguided way. She then informed us that each reading was 150 dollars a piece! She claimed she needed the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I had visited Mirriam some years ago Oct 2nd '13 and spent time talking with her in the shrine area about her history fascinating lovely lady . We were filmed by a french TV crew never did get to see their documentary. There is a book written shake the devil off a true crime story she plays a part in... More 

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Thank Ribz2013
Newburgh, New York, United States
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56 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The website stated a fire February 2016 forced them to move to 1428 n. Rampart. I will be there in October looking for this ne location.

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Thank Patricia P
Palatine, Illinois
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

Visit Priestess Miriam. She is a wonderful, kind soul. Learn about New Orleans Voodoo in a safe, non-scary setting based on spirit. Definitely a different experience, but a NOLA experience worth doing. Ask to tour the temple, for a donation. Interesting, different, and on point.

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3 Thank Shyla J
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I stopped by here upon suggestion from a local as well as some good reviews online. I was looking for an authentic voodoo/ root religion experience after learning a lot about it locally. Going in expecting to meet someone to share some thoughts with - ask questions to, we were greeted by a woman (not the priestess) sitting in the... More 

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5 Thank N P
Pensacola, Florida
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333 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

My friend and I went expecting to learn more about voodoo but we were greatly disappointed. The space is set up more like a shop and there is a shrine where you can put your offerings. However, the whole time we were there NONE of the people who worked there bothered to come out to say hi or ask if... More 

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1 Thank Vanessa Y
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The whole time I visited, I honestly didn't know how to feel. Nothing gave me the creeps about the place, but I did think it was odd that a place with that much "spiritual" presence was so visible and open for people to by trinkets from. Nevertheless, I bought some decent incense from there and left a coin behind.

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Thank Dora R
Purlear, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2015

Enjoyed our visit here very much. Priestess Miriam was a delight to talk with and enjoyed her tour the temple which was like the most interesting museum I have ever seen. The shop had a variety of reasonable priced trinkets. Enjoyed the visit here so much especially just having conversation with Miss Miriam.

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2 Thank bhuffman103
Ingolstadt
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60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2015

As a not religious person the visit was a very interesting experience. We knocked on the door and priestess Miriam invited us to her places. We entered the shop and were not sure if that was all. We almost were on our way out when we figured out that you have to cross the shop and the temple is is... More 

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3 Thank Denny M
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015

We dropped in and went on...... a very enlightening experience with our host. Man is she spiritual!... in a VOODOO way that was very heart felt and conveyed throughout our many DEEP conversations. You can tell the moment you go in she is the real deal.

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