We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Avila Adobe

10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
+1 213-680-2525
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Look out for its special treats

Maybe Olvera Street is not that "historic," but the Avila Adobe is. They have some items here which... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
barbgal
An interesting stop

This is a quick stop on your way down Olvera Street. We were only there for about 30 minutes and... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
mrsbanting
,
milwaukee, wi
Read all 78 reviews
Get 10% off your next tour or activity booking.Valid for new TripAdvisor sign-ups only.
Join TripAdvisor
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good62%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
Hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION
10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
Central L.A
CONTACT
Website
+1 213-680-2525
Write a ReviewReviews (78)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"oldest house in la"
in 5 reviews
"olvera street"
in 22 reviews
"union station"
in 6 reviews
"small museum"
in 3 reviews
"taquitos"
in 2 reviews
"self guided"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"history"
in 17 reviews
"los"
in 3 reviews
"vine"
in 2 reviews
"olivera"
in 2 reviews
"church"
in 2 reviews
"docent"
in 2 reviews
"donation"
in 2 reviews
"exhibits"
in 4 reviews
"structure"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 49 reviews

Reviewed 25 November 2017

Maybe Olvera Street is not that "historic," but the Avila Adobe is. They have some items here which represent the culture and which you don't see anywhere else. Have you ever wondered why there are no fireplaces in adobes like this? Because they used braziers...More

1  Thank barbgal
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is a quick stop on your way down Olvera Street. We were only there for about 30 minutes and that was plenty of time. It was really interesting to read the history!

Thank mrsbanting
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Colonial Mexico in the midst of tourist hocum. The Avila Adobe is nicely preserved and is a glimpse of real Old Los Angeles. Often when I am waiting for a train at Union Station I will walk over for a quick visit along with taquitos...More

Thank Cavydad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Walked thru here one day and was glad I did. Very interesting to see and loved the exhibits inside. Will visit again next time I'm in Los Angeles.

Thank davidson168
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stop for a visit to the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street and you will learn more about the history of the city and its people.

Thank buffalojim67
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Historical 'Avila Adobe' throws light on the way people lived in LA / California 205 years ago. The construction has see several earth quakes even... The walls are so thick - Our built in wardrobes are no match. The shops around this attraction sell a...More

Thank Cshastry2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Avila Adobe is the oldest house in LA, located along Olvera Street, across from Union Station. This is a free exhibit with self guided tours. This is a very interesting thing to see if you're in the downtown LA area.

Thank JNFII
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is apparently the oldest house in Los Angeles (built in 1818). Its free to see so that's a plus and it's interesting to see how people lived back in the day. It's pretty small, so don't expect to see as much as you would...More

Thank Colby S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We were there on a very hot afternoon, but even the cleaning woman in the patio took a break to tell us about the ancient grape vine there. The docent was most informative and answered all our questions. How interesting to learn the history of...More

Thank Telders
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a little museum we stumbled accross on our travels. A small old style spanish vila in Olvera St. Shows the way they used to live in the olden days. Worth a visit.

Thank tincoll
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 357 hotels in Los Angeles
Metro Plaza Hotel
403 reviews
.20 km away
Best Western Plus Dragon Gate Inn
579 reviews
.71 km away
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Los Angeles Downtown
2,181 reviews
.81 km away
Miyako Hotel Los Angeles
759 reviews
.81 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Traxx Restaurant and Bar
99 reviews
.19 km away
Cielito Lindo
80 reviews
.14 km away
El Paseo Inn
131 reviews
.07 km away
LA Golondrina Mexican Cafe
156 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
Union Station
1,529 reviews
.23 km away
Olvera Street
1,201 reviews
.43 km away
El Pueblo de Los Angeles
286 reviews
.27 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Erica R
21 November 2017|
Answer
Response from Telders | Reviewed this property |
The staff, from the groundskeeper to the docent, is super helpful. I think you'll have no problem with any group of 5 taking photos. It's a fascinating place to visit and don't overlook the grape arbor in the entry.
0
Votes