New Orleans, USA
New Orleans is one of the most historic and atmospheric cities in America, with a rich history and vibrant culture influenced by French, Caribbean and African cultures. The city has a long way to go before it fully recovers from the devastation and tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, which left 80% of the city underwater. Fortunately, at least, the most historic areas of New Orleans - the French Quarter and Garden District - did not flood at all. Of course, New Orleans is much more than these popular neighborhoods, but what the average visitor imagines when they think of New Orleans remains the same. For travelers interested in spiritual sites, New Orleans certainly has plenty to offer. The city's unique and lively culture is reflected in its rich variety of religious places, ranging from historic French churches to voodoo temples.
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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in New Orleans
- Historic Voodoo Museum
Old Ursuline ConventBuilt in 1752, the Old Ursuline Convent in New Orleans is the only remaining French-colonial building in the United States.
St. Louis CathedralRebuilt in 1794, this is the oldest active cathedral in the United States. The center of the original settlement of New Orleans, it is still a prominent landmark in the French Quarter.
- Voodoo Spiritual Temple