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While tourists are roaming up and down Olvera Street looking to shop or eat, it would be easy to miss this significant historic site. First, you enter through a narrow space between buildings, looks like a service access. Go ahead and enter. It opens to...More
Glad I visited. Almost missed it. Entrance off street is tucked in between 2 buildings. Normally I don't watch videos at these sites but the one produced here was very good. Gave me a snapshot of California history...and the important thing is that it was...More
This is a real hidden gem that can be easily lost in Olvera Street that is part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Best of all, it is FREE to visit. The Avila Adobe was constructed in 1811 and constructed with sun-baked...More
The guide to the house was very knowledgeable and provided a real feel for life in this house from 200 years ago. It was lovely to sit in the peaceful courtyard and take in the environment. An added bonus was the public restroom. Well worth...More
If you come with young kids, especially if you are not from this culture, they may not like it. The house is located in the Mexican market in which arts,crafts, cultural clothes, food, and music could be found.
will continue to visit this oldest house in LA..I am proud of what my people and ancestors did even if I am from Texas..all this land used to belong to my Mexico..even if I have seen it before, I will keep returning. Everything looks genuinely...More
A fascinating piece of Los Angeles history. Made even better by the curator, a very knowledgeable and interesting lady. Many thanks from myself and my partner. We loved it all, especially the fact you made sure we could watch the video of the area together.
Maybe Olvera Street is not that "historic," but the Avila Adobe is. They have some items here which represent the culture and which you don't see anywhere else. Have you ever wondered why there are no fireplaces in adobes like this? Because they used braziers...More
The staff, from the groundskeeper to the docent, is super helpful. I think you'll have no problem with any group of 5 taking photos. It's a fascinating place to visit and don't overlook the grape arbor in the entry.