Spanish Plaza

Spanish Plaza, New Orleans: Address, Spanish Plaza Reviews: 3.5/5

Spanish Plaza
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Compared to the more evocative monikers of some other parts of New Orleans, the downtown’s humdrum title might suggest that this area is all about business and little else. But don’t let the bland name keep you away from the Central Business District. The CBD offers a wide range of fun things to do that would be touted as exceptional in less jubilant corners of the world. Bordered by the French Quarter, the Arts District and Tremé, with the river at its eastern extreme, this hub for sports, gaming, shopping, theatre, family-friendly activities, and amazing regional cuisine makes a smart base wherever your interests lie.
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Stickonfreeze
Charles Town, WV31 contributions
Skip it.
Jan 2021
Skip it. Might be a lovely spot someday, but needs some TLC. Fountain tiles are faded and cracked. Water was not running during our visit. There is construction all around, which makes it a little more difficult to access.

If you are wandering the riverfront, don't bother with this part.
Written 21 January 2021
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DayTrip708994
2 contributions
New Orleans Is Not Safe
Feb 2020
I was warned before I went that New Orleans is not safe - a co-worker was robbed there last month - but I went anyway, and was the victim of a pickpocket. At the police station I joined a crowd of other victims. The policeman came out and told the whole crowd not to bother filing police reports because they wouldn’t be processed for 60 days. You work hard for the momey to take a vacation - don’t risk going to New Orleans. It isn’t safe.
Written 22 February 2020
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The_Loup_Garou
Phoenix, AZ159,330 contributions
So Very Sad
Mar 2019
I remember the dedication of Plaza de Espana – Spanish Plaza, in what is now known as Woldenberg Consulate’s office, plus many of the politicians, movers and shakers in New Orleans. The name was changed from Eads Plaza to Plaza de Espana, during that event in 1976. The centerpiece was a large, circular fountain.
On this March visit, it was all but gone. Now, the near-by World Trade Center is being converted into a Four Seasons Hotel, and everything in the vicinity is a construction zone. The Riverfront Streetcar Line is closed, as are several streets in the area. However, while the construction likely has had a major impact on Plaza de Espana, it has basically been left to go derelict. I was so very sad to see the state that it’s in now, and only hope that when the construction is complete, and the Four Seasons opens, it will be restored to its former glory, and beauty.
Written 8 February 2020
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Debbie
Herzliya, Israel373 contributions
Deadbeat. Under Construction.
Jan 2020 • Couples
The plaza and fountain were closed for construction at the end of January. Check when they are reopening. The plaza is right near the Riverwalk Outlet but not worth a visit while under renovations.
Written 30 January 2020
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wilsongirl
Stanford-Le-Hope, UK462 contributions
Nothing to see here
Dec 2019 • Couples
This place is currently a construction site and is all fenced off.

Nothing to see other than a view of the river and the shopping centre.
Written 15 December 2019
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Roscoe
50 contributions
Nice
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's an easy walk, but again parts run down. Still worth going, start there and walk down to the mall. We went on a rainy day, but it's outside.
Written 26 July 2019
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john w
South Daytona, FL410 contributions
Renovations
Oct 2018 • Family
the Spanish plaza is currently gated off and undergoing renovations. I used to get a pic of the wife every time we've gone to New Orleans in front of the Spanish plaza fountain. well not this time it was being renovated, maybe next time....Happy Travels!!
Written 4 November 2018
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houstontravelingfool
Houston, TX3,452 contributions
Not much
Oct 2018 • Couples
Had to go through the plaza on our way to the Creole Queen. The fountain was nice but everything else around it was in construction or not kept up very well. Disappointing!
Written 23 October 2018
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Bigredmachine
Salt Lake City, UT2,167 contributions
Fountain with interesting history
Mar 2018 • Friends
The Spanish Plaza fountain is located at the foot of Canal Street near The Outlet Collection at Riverwalk. Spain “gifted” 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. The $2.3 million cost was split between the governments of New Orleans and Spain. The fountain is surrounded by the seals of the provinces of Spain. Currently, the fountain and surrounding area is run-down and in need of cleaning and maintenance. There is talk that the fountain will be renovated as part of the redevelopment of the Trade Center area.
Written 18 March 2018
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riperedtomato
Melbourne, Australia245 contributions
Rundown and neglected
Oct 2017 • Couples
On the riverwalk and at the back of the empty World Trade Centre building. I would suggest that nothing is going to happen here to improve the site until someone decides to do something with the derelict world trade centre building.
Written 23 November 2017
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