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Olvera Street

Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Los Angeles
Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Central L.A
+1 213-485-6855
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I grew up in LA and can remember coming here with my parents because it was something to do on the weekend, and it was FREE (unless you want to eat there). Over the years, the charm has been diminshed by hundreds of "crap" stands...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No need to travel South of the Border to visit Mexico. Olvera Street has it all. Wonderful restaurants and shopping. Many historical museums and monuments are on the Street, and a few are only blocks away There are no admission charges. Museums include, the El...More

Thank springpa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The old Pueblo and the origins of Ciudad de Los Angeles, the City of Angeles. The street is filled with vendors selling the Mexican heritage clothing and antiquities and authentic Mexican food restaurants. Most weekend days there is music in the rotunda nearby. Be sure...More

Thank trishsoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I are visiting Southern California icons so Olvera Street was a must. We enjoyed strolling on the cobbled street peering into various vendor booths and ducking into shops to escape the summer heat. I even purchased an embroidered dress which was perfect...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been stopping by Olvera street for years on my visits to LA. Super cute but short street full of history and tradition. To get the full scope of it's history you have to pop into the little museum and eat at the restaurant....More

1  Thank Swizzell
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had Australians visiting who had never been here. We stopped for lunch on the way to LAX. They were also able to shop for some souvenirs at reasonable prices, especially as opposed to prices in Australia, to hear some music, and enjoy the culture....More

Thank mzglorybeCA
Reviewed August 17, 2018

This is the oldest street in Los Angeles. A must-see. Plenty to see and do. If you want to learn about L.A. history, then start here. George Vreeland Hill

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Reviewed August 13, 2018

Olvera street also known as la plazita Olvera is the center of Los Angeles. This is were it was founded. This is a good place to get some Mexican food and trinkets at a good price. Located next to downtown Los Angeles it also offers...More

Thank Carlos00008
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

A small ish street full of Mexican restaurants, shops and Mexican gifts shops. Has the oldest house in LA there and that is free to enter before 4pm. It’s not Mexico, I know this. It’s not trying to imitate I think. Take it how it...More

Thank AnselmColom
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Nice place for a stroll. Lots of small exhibits with free admission. And plenty of food and vendors!

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July 15, 2018|
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Response from Cynthia-LAX | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can walk directly across the street and you're there!
April 1, 2018|
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Response from Roxann G | Reviewed this property |
I believe a lot of them are closed at Easter.
November 30, 2016|
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Response from xzmattzx | Reviewed this property |
Olvera Street is the address. It runs north from the plaza, north of the 101, between Alameda Street and Main Street.