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Olvera Street, Los Angeles

#4 of 45 in Historic Sites in Los Angeles
Flea Market · Hidden Gem · Historic Walking Area
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. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Los Angeles holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Olvera Street and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” Olvera Street is a Mexican Marketplace established to celebrate the city's Mexican heritage. The oldest part of Downtown LA, Olvera Street is part of the...  more »
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