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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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+1 213-485-6855
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special...

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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I was looking for a birthday present for my granddaughter and it was suggested that I visit Olivera Street. This is a great place to see Mexican and Indian culture. There were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Curt K
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New Castle, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was looking for a birthday present for my granddaughter and it was suggested that I visit Olivera Street. This is a great place to see Mexican and Indian culture. There were performers, lots of shops, and places to visit. I found what I wanted and more.

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Thank Curt K
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Olvera Street is a great place to visit and learn about Los Angeles history. There are many photo ops and I especially enjoyed the old firehouse.

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Thank Sandi L
Los Angeles, CA, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It gives you a feeling that you are in South America, Mexico or Spain as it has such a unique flavor and tapestry.

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Thank Raquel R
Hacienda Heights
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

its a cool place to visit. ethnic, colorful. you don't have to spend money there to enjoy yourself. you can walk to the end of the street and get a taquito for under $5 and be as happy as can be. buy confetti eggs 3 for $1 and break them there without anyone getting mad about the mess.

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Pasadena, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Here's an idea for you. Take the train to downtown Los Angeles Union Station, and walk outside to Oliveira street. It's definitely a great scene of local culture, interesting restaurants and an enjoyable afternoon stroll.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A short stroll down Olvera Street facing Union Station is a must. Mind you how short or long your stroll is depends entirely on how long you spend in the many interesting shops there where yoh can buy every tourist souvenir you could desire. There are some really good food stalls where you can try out authentic Mexican food .... More 

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Olvera Street - or El Pueblo - was a Mexican market and the birthplace of Los Angeles. It's more then that today as you can walk down the street and there are neat stands that remind me of walking around different parts of Mexico as well as a host of decent to great Mexican restaurants. It's really neat to go... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to the history, it was a historical downtown old Los Angeles. It used to be called the Mexican market. Later name of the street was changed to Olvera and it is part of the Old historic downtown Los Angeles. It is now a pedestrian street filled with "Mexican" gift shops and some of old buildings and nice restaurant. Visitors... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Junk from China. A friend who used to live in LA was very disappointed. He said it used to be handmade crafts and exhibits but agreed it was all junk now. It is very colorful for some closeup photography.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved walking down Olvera Street! There are lots of little souvenir shops and taco stands to grab a bite to eat, all very inexpensive. There's even a museum. One of my favorite places to hangout in LA.

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