"Above Ground Tombs" Cemeteries Tip by keeweechic

Cemeteries, New Orleans: 34 reviews and 55 photos


The water table is high in New Orleans and therefore the Spanish custom of above ground tombs are used instead of burying the dead which makes the cemetery's quite unique and quite a visitor attraction. A lot that have deteriorated over time but many have been preserved or are in the state of being restored. There is quite a mix of elaborately and even architecturally designed tombs.


Directions: throughout city

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 11, 2003
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