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Olvera Street, Los Angeles
(4.1/5 based on 900 reviews on the web)
Paying a visit to Olvera Street gives visitors a hint of original Los Angeles. Situated in the oldest part of the city, 27 historical buildings still stand alongĀ a path that follows the original street. The 19th-century architecture reflects the Mexican influence on the city with stately stucco and pastels. Tour the oldest residence in the city, Avila Adobe, to see period furnishings and to appreciate its simple architecture. Many of the shops and sites along the street pay tribute to Mexican traditions. Keep your eyes peeled for celebrities at the many cafes along the street. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Olvera Street and many more Los Angeles attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Los Angeles holiday planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Nice market and a well of fortune where it is advised not to throw coins in it in order to behave ecologically. Cute. 
  • Ok, it is a classic tourist trap... but it is still historical... along with others Olivera Street has some of the city's oldest buildings... and it is on the old irrigation line axis, instead of nort...  more »
  • This little gem is a bit of a way out of downtown (about twenty minutes on foot) but right next to Chinatown and where Route 66 once ended/started. It's gorgeous and so authentic, filled with food sta...  more »
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  • This was one of the reasons for staying in downtown LA. My wife loves the little shops, the history of the street and all the vibrant colors. The sales people and stall operators are all very friendly. There are also a multitude of places to eat on the street. So much is crammed in one block. Be sure to visit the Avila Adobe on the street. It is the oldest house in LA. Just off the street you also find a lot of homeless, so take that into consideration. We were not bothered by any, although we had to step around some sleeping in the sidewalks while getting to our hotel. Part of the territory in downtown LA.
  • This place is a lot of fun. It is one of the only Old California places left and it really leaves you feeling festive and satisfied. The shops and vendors are colorful and fun. The brick pathway with the trees and the open market feel really completes the scene. The Mexican food is excellent.
  • I love this place. I've been coming here since my dad used to bring us as kids. So many things to see/buy and lots of great food and Mexican snacks.
  • Great little shops. We went for a day off the dead festival. It was so much fun my kids loved it. Parking was easy and in walking distance. So much to see!
  • Olvera Street has many things to offer from authentic Mexican food to great American interpretation of Mexican food. They also have a small museum (free admission). Friendly environment for tourist.