Known as the Queen City of the Bayou Teche, New Iberia beckons you with a not-to-be-matched blend of culture, history, beauty, and recreation. Founded by the Spanish in 1779 during Louisiana’s colonial period, New Iberia is the only city of this period that is still in existence. The city and its surrounding area have provided inspiration to a host of visual artists, past and present. New Iberia has developed its own unique brand of theater, music, art, and dance. The community supports many year-round venues to enjoy this rich cultural heritage. The city experiences all four seasons, yet has one of the mildest winters in the country. The average temperature is 68 degrees and is perfect for hunting, fishing, gardening, golfing, bird watching, and activities. Only minutes away from Avery Island bird sanctuary, Spanish Lake, Lake Martin, and Cypremort Point State Park, New Iberia could be your dream come true.