Many cultures made New Orleans: Cajun and Creole. French and Spanish. German. Latino, Irish and African. Along the river, in the streets, on the porches and under the eaves, newcomers settling in the Crescent City built upon their own native traditions to fashion the distinctive and elaborate culture the entire world knows as New Orleans. Whether it’s the accent, the food, the music or the architecture, this city is one of the most unique in the world thanks to the contributions made by the people who built it. Discover more about the cultures that created modern New Orleans.