Stand across the street from 533 Royal Street to get the full view of this 18th-century structure. Listen to Track 2. The Merieult House (above)

Next we will walk to the Cabildo. On the way you can listen to the following tracks:

Directions to Site 3. The Cabildo: Walk back down Royal Street in the direction you came from. Take a right on St. Peter Street and walk back towards Jackson Square. Cross to the left side of St. Peter, and as you approach and enter Jackson Square, you will be walking along the side of the Cabildo, which was built to house the government during the Spanish colonial period.