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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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Mexican Magic

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There's limited free parking & to park in the parking lot is pretty expensive in my opinion. Cute area, kind of small. Kind of pricey too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While waiting to catch an Amtrak Train from LAX Union Station we decided to walk over to Olvera Street. Although there seemed to be quite a few homeless in-between the visit and walk down Olvera Street was enjoyable with a bunch of little shops. We were glad we took the time to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here a few times w a friend since it's so close to Union Station. It's always so crowded with people and the walkways are narrow. If you'd have a stroller or someone in a wheelchair it would be difficult to get through. Lots of interesting things to see though, reminds me of being in Mexico.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Olvera street is a unique place to visit. Some incredible food, a lot of inexpensive shopping and all within a two block area. Plan on spending some time here, there is a lot to see and do. Visit the Sepulveda house to get your fix of Los Angeles history, grab some authentic delicious Mexican at Las Anitas, one of the... More 

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