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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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A taste of old Mexico

Not a huge place but we ended up spending several hours wandering around the shops. Oh the smells....several places to eat there. Lots of colorful clothing and art. At one end is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
hmlphoenix
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Canberra, Australia
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Olvera street is a typical market area with some interesting historical facets - especially some artistic gems. The stalls are what you would expect and the food is quite good and reasonably cheap. Easy to get to by public transport.

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Thank Greg C
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a nice place to visit with the family, but it depends on what day of the week you go. Usually weekend are super crowed.

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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Olvera Street is the oldest street in Los Angeles. It is now not so much a "street" as a series of restaurants and individual stalls that all sell the same cheap merchandise all made in China. We're talking child "guitars", Mexican dresses, cheap whistles, purses, plastic toys, etc. Each stall sells the same thing the last stall was selling, so... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I live in LA and always bring out of town guests here to see this wonderful part of LA History. The restaurants are average and nothing to write home about but it's worth the money. The downfall is all the kiosk selling Chinese imported Mexican souvenirs. They are simply in the way and unneccesary.

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Cherry Hill, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A Mexican market place. Same things in most stalls. Ok if you like this kind of thing. Good prices if you are looking for Mexican wares.

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Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a huge place but we ended up spending several hours wandering around the shops. Oh the smells....several places to eat there. Lots of colorful clothing and art. At one end is a kind of courtyard with statues. There were some homeless people hanging around and one was blocking the public mensroom doing something unmentionable so, I would not use... More 

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Escondido, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to see here--all the shops sell the same souvenirs, and there are better restaurant choices in the neighborhood across the street. The shops reminded me a lot of Tijuana, selling cheap trinkets mostly, although there are some authentic things like sugar skulls. I was surprised by how small it is. Not worth spending much time there, that's for... More 

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Compared to the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona or Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, Olvera Street as a “historic center” is a huge disappointment and has become a huge commercialized taco stand. Except for Old Plaza Church, Avila Adobe built in 1818, Pelanconi House built in 1857, and the Sepulveda House built in 1887, the rest of the “pueblo” is a... More 

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Wigan, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

interesting area with lots of info of early settlement and buildings. We had no problems but there were a lot of homeless people on the streets.

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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed strolling the walkways and shops at Olivera St. Took us about 2 hours total. The souvenirs are fun and priced very reasonable considering. There are lots of Mexican themed items to choose from. There are also many options for lunch. They seem to be sticklers on taking photos with merchandise so be mindful of that. We paid $5... More 

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