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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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+1 213-485-6855
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special...

The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)

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Early Los Angeles

The area known as Olvera Street is part of the larger "El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument" in downtown LA. The street is the site of early settlement in Los Angeles... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kenneth D
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Apple Valley, California
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area, where LA started, is worth visiting The square is neat as are the buildings around here. The mission church is worth exploring,

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoy coming to this historic street because I imagine a different time for Los Angeles. Around Halloween (día de los muertos) is the best time to come as you can see skeleton mariachi but year round this place holds its sentiment. The first street in LA. It will be around for many years to come.

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Claremont, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Historical area with great shops and restaurants. Great place to spend some time with your children.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lots of little shops with creative things. The food around was good, the atmosphere was calm and lots of history.

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Apple Valley, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The area known as Olvera Street is part of the larger "El Pueblo de Los Ángeles Historical Monument" in downtown LA. The street is the site of early settlement in Los Angeles and at one time was the center of commerce and social life in the city. Among the buildings located there is the Avila Adobe, the oldest standing home... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you will see different cute and interesting stores, lively colors and activities, can be crowded at times. Usually there are dance and music performance by different groups. Authentic restaurants and delicious food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely brunch in La Golondrina Mexican Café and walked around the shops and stalls that line Olvera street. There's a great atmosphere with a street band playing Mexican music to diners in the cafés and restaurants. You can also find some unusual gifts etc. to bring back to people at home if you're on vacation which we... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is part of a larger Historic area. The Spanish Homestead on Olvera Street was interesting & free of charge. Regretfully a lot of locations to keep viable have to make money. There are a lot of stall holders down the centre of the street.

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sylmar, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love taking the Metro down to Olvera Street. We love to go and eat the Taquitos at Cielieto Lindo.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once upon a time, Mexico owned California. A trip to Olvera Street can enlighten you on the first settlers of Los Angeles. There you can see an original Hacienda from the 1870's.

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