El Pueblo de Los Angeles, Los Angeles

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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. See El Pueblo de Los Angeles and all Los Angeles has to offer by arranging your trip with our Los Angeles driving holiday planning website .
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  • September 23, 2017
    There is a small park here with a statue of Saint Junipero Sera, who began the California missions. There are trees and flowers, and a grassy lawn.  more »
  • September 22, 2017
    I'm from LA and la Placita which what we call it was different growing up. it held some authenticity and now its just a spectacle. now it just caters to tourist. the vendors are just desperate to sell...  more »
  • September 16, 2017
    Located in the downtown area of the. Full of Mexican food stalls and souvenir shops. In the central square there are updates of Mexican dances. A beautiful and curious place to walk around and eat before continuing with a visit to this part of the city.
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  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 30, 2017
    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.
  • July 6, 2017
    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.
  • March 6, 2017
    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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