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Recognizable by the bright-colored stone crypts and stately mausoleums, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the epitome of why cemeteries in New Orleans are tourist attractions. There's a lot of folk lore and mysticism that surround these "Cities of the Dead," and though you won't find the tomb of a vampire here, you will find distinguished monuments like the so-called Secret Garden, a square of four tombs built by friends, and the Smith & Dumestre family tomb.

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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Recognizable by the bright-colored stone crypts and stately mausoleums, Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 is the epitome of why cemeteries in New Orleans are tourist attractions. There's a lot of folk lore and mysticism that surround these "Cities of the Dead," and though you won't find the tomb of a vampire here, you will find distinguished monuments like the so-called Secret Garden, a square of four tombs built by friends, and the Smith & Dumestre family tomb.