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Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Categories: Flea Markets, Historic Walking Areas, Shopping, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.1/5 based on 850+ 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 along 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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  • I just love strolling down La Calle Olvera (Olvera Street) in downtown Los Angeles. This little "road" holds so much history! It's a pedestrian zone and when crowded can feel quite narrow, yet the exp...  read more »
  • You will find typical, for me there was spectacular to see masks of fighters, but for people who does not know Mexico or may not return, this place is a Mexican oasis. What more I liked was the statue of Antonio Aguilar in all its spectacular to backs of Olvera Street
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  • This is one of Los Angeles's most historic streets, with buildings from the 19th century along both sides. Unfortunately, however, they are pretty much all converted to restaurants and pubs, and the m...  read more »
  • Part of historic Los Angeles, and part of the historic core of DTLA. Lots of stalls and restaurants in a small area. Can get crowded, but it's great for any groups or ages regardless. There are various events around the year and lots of opportunites for good food, authentic Mexican products, and some kitsch, if that's what you're in to.
  • Mr. Churro inside the old winery and Cielito Lindo for 2 taquitos in green sauce for $3.00! Avila Adobe and shopping are awesome too! Across the street is Union Station.
  • Very fun place that literally feels like you're out of the country. The people, shops, and food are all authentic and really adds to the experience. I just wish there was more of it.
  • Should be visited at least once, since it's historical; contains Avila House, the oldest house in Los Angeles. A number of very good Mexican restaurants; that being said, it's a bit of a tourist trap, with all the vendors down the middle of the street selling the same items. Still, as a native Angelino, I usually visit at least once a year, just for the food, flavor, and historical significance of the area.
  • Fun place. Great gifts items, music and eatery. Never a dull moment. You'll enjoy!
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