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10 May 2018
“Attractive buildings”
21 Mar 2018
“For Shopping”
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700 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3372
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

These are very old buildings that run down the sides of Jackson Square. The bottom level is all different shops and the upper level is apartments. Worth a look if you are in the square

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank perakash
Reviewed 22 March 2018

The buildings are beautiful. We stopped in several of the shops while enjoying the square. There is really no plaque or other historical marker, so unless you have a guidebook or are on a tour, you really don't know the significance of these buildings.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank CynthiaMom
Reviewed 18 January 2018

On this lovely December afternoon, we only encountered the Lower Pontalba Building, up close. We had gone in search of a “Champagne bar,” on Rampart St, only to find it closed. We were near the “back of the Quarter,” Esplanade St, so we deviated over...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

It may not be a destination to go to but if you are in Jackson Square, you should look at them. I enjoy unique items that are not like my home City and these truly meet that criteria. Worth the look.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I have always loved, and admired the Pontalba Buildings (both upper and lower), and have had a few acquaintances who have had apartments on the upper floors, over the years. The two identical buildings “bookend the Place d’Armes (French) or Plaza d'Armas (Spanish), known today...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 13 December 2016

The buildings were built by the Baroness Micaela de Pontalba to surround the Plaza d'Armas (now Jackson Square). They were originally residences of important folks in town; today they are still rented out - but no longer just to aristocracy. The architecture is what sets...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Boyd F
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the nicer kept buildings in the French Quarter. While not really worth as a destination you can walk by it on the way to Jackson Square. It makes for a nice photo.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank McWett
Reviewed 22 December 2015

The Pontalba Buildings are a sought-after address for many of the city residents. They have always been rentals, according to our tour guide. They line Jackson Square and were built during the mid-nineteenth century by the Baroness Micaela Almonester Pontalba. She has a fascinating history...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 5 October 2015 via mobile

The cafe is by far one of the best places to eat in Jackson square but it is shared by a large shopping strip. Originally one of the first apartment buildings in New Orleans has been completely converted to shopping. Beautiful architecture

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank wick1979
Reviewed 12 September 2015

Erected in the 1840s by Baroness Pontalba, these matching four story red-brick buildings house shops and restaurants on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors. While they may not be of major historical or architectural significance alone, these one-block long buildings frame the...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank cgmeigs
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