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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. Make El Pueblo de Los Angeles part of your personalized Los Angeles itinerary using our Los Angeles itinerary builder.
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  • Another historic point that should be seen. Birthplace of the city, with many stalls and restaurants. Is well taken care of.
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  • There are a lot of stalls selling doodads and that's not really my thing. I love history and there was not much helpful info around, such as signage that might help us understand what we were seeing. ...  more »
  • The El Pueblo de Los Angeles loses a chance to be a more relevant place. The excess of peddlers on the main street, despite interesting stalls, impairs the vision of local constructions. But it's interesting to see the Mexican culture.
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  • 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.
  • Brought my family to get a little history on how houses were made before the brick era..... side note my mom actually gave the tour describing her childhood home similar in certain aspects
  • Charming. A couple blocks from Union Station and worth a visit any time you're in the neighborhood.
  • Nice setting, full of Homeless though. I passed rather quickly to check Olvera Street and Union Station.
  • it was nice, just as I remember it from about 20 some years ago, not happy that i bought this, supposedly 14k gold silver plated chain for $100. for my boyfriend, the young lady brought it down from $120. as to say that this was without guaranty, when of course, we had mentioned we were from out of town, short story, the next day my boyfriend had a huge rash on his neck, tried cortisone, gold bond cream, would not go away until we seen a Dr, and gave him allergy medication. Do not buy from this little off the side places!!