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El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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Historic Walking Area State Park
Have an authentic encounter with L.A. at El Pueblo de Los Angeles, one of the oldest parts of the city that was once under Spanish and Mexican rule. Centered around a main plaza, this district stands in testament to the city's storied past and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. Visit the area's landmark church, which dates back to the 1800s. In addition to a theater, firehouse, and other significant attractions, this neighborhood also boasts the city's oldest surviving residence. Make El Pueblo de Los Angeles part of your personalized Los Angeles itinerary using our Los Angeles itinerary builder.
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  • El Pueblo de Los Angeles is located in the oldest section of the city. It's just a short walk across the street from Union Station. This center of culture is found at the site of the first settlement ...  more »
  • Curious enclave evoking well near the city of the (is it more shocking: can be reached walking without depart entirely from its skyscrapers) true origins Mexica of the California media... and being able to eat tacos, beans, etc in a small canteen simulation... Nice experience.
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  • You could breeze through in 15 minutes, or easily spend hours here depending upon your interest in history, Mexico, its influence on LA, SoCal...Of course, aside from the historical importance of the ...  more »
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  • Nice little history location. Nothing special really. Tends to be little Mexican events for the public and tourists to see and experience. Drove from north cali to see what Los Angeles has to offer. This was one of my to see places and it's nice place to see once but that's all.
  • Adorable, romantic, historic street to visit. Numerous vendors and taco shops. Beautiful at night. Right across from metro station and have noticed many homeless sleep on the benches.
  • Always a fun place to visit. If you go on weekends they play Cumbia at the kiosk and you can dance. I love the Adobe house.
  • Awesome place to relax and have fun, the park itself is quite a small place area wise, but there's a neat bench that spans most of the perimiter which makes it awesome to come hang out and relax at with lots of friends. It's very close to union station as well which makes it an attractive alternative for long metrolink/amtrak waits on days where there is pleasant weather.
  • What a great day at El Pueblo! We went to the variety of exhibits around the square, and were really impressed with the museums. We also arrived before noon, so we were able to get an individualized tour of the square. The tour was fun, and we were really happy to learn a lot more about the history of the square off the beaten path. Definitely try to show up before the daily tours, since this was the highlight. Afterwards, you can check out many of the shops and events in El Pueblo, but definitely remember the history of the oldest area of LA.

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