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El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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Historic Walking Area Historic Site
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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  • Amazing experience with markets of Mexican products and plenty of places to eat. Gorgeous original architecture. Went to la plaza museum first so was in the zone. Great kids clothes and Mexican stuff....  more »
  • So vast L.A. began here - a charming place, full of wonderful goods from Mexico, places to eat, and historic vibes. Think we're an Anglo city? Come here!  more »
  • El Pueblo de Los Angeles is an interesting little Mexcian zone just Downtown LA. Beautoful houses and a Church as well as plenty restaurants and bars and small boutiques selling the usual Mexican souv...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Located in olvera street. This place is always busy. They will often have love music. You can also get yourself a great from the many vendors in the area.
  • Beautiful historical area. Great insight into the history of Los Angeles. Great architecture, love the Spanish influence /style.