Bernardo de Gálvez, Unidentified artist, after José de Alfaro, ca. 1900, Oil on canvas, Louisiana State Museum T0002.1967
Bernardo de Gálvez
Unidentified artist, after José de Alfaro, ca. 1900
Oil on canvas
Louisiana State Museum T0002.1967

The Legacy of Spain in New Orleans

The Cabildo
Tue, April 30, 2024

New Orleanians have long been fascinated with the names of local streets. With such streets as Tchoupitoulas, Piety, Mystery, and Calliope, how can we not want to know more?

As historian and keen observer Ned Sublette says, “the city’s history is right there” in our street names. This pronouncement is particularly true for New Orleans’s Spanish heritage. Discover the history behind the signs that mark our streets. See the traces of our Spanish past.

















Support Us
Friends of The Cabildo