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GoNOLA Instagram Pick Of The Week: New Orleans Cemetery

In New Orleans, the cemeteries are major tourist attractions because of their beautiful and intricate above ground stone tombs.

Only in New Orleans can you make something as eerie as a cemetery a major tourist attraction. Granted, ours are quite beautiful. How you ask? Well, because our city is built on a swamp, most have to be buried above ground which leaves us with gorgeous and elaborate stone crypts and mausoleums. Many have even come to resemble small villages which have been nicknamed “Cities of the Dead” and have brought in more foot traffic that many famous landmarks throughout the city. If you’re interested in learning more, check out our GoNOLA TV episode on our above ground cemeteries and tours.

Photo from Instagram courtesy of Alexsuccha

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