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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: +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 History

I like going to this place every so often, seems to be something for everyone. I usually stop by and eat at one of the many restaurants while waiting to catch the Amtrak. Its only... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
esethebomb
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Spring Valley, California
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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice area of LA to visit while on holidays. A mix of your typical run of the mill markets, combined with some amazing restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Olvera Street was a very calm, relaxing place to grab good coffee or a nice meal. Lots of cute, colorful shopping in a very quiet and relaxed atmosphere.

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C'ville
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Olvera to introduce a new city resident to old town LA. Plenty of shops with inexpensive souvenirs, gifts and clothing. Many small restaurants and food booths. The tour of LA' s oldest building was informative and free.

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Spring Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I like going to this place every so often, seems to be something for everyone. I usually stop by and eat at one of the many restaurants while waiting to catch the Amtrak. Its only a stones throw away from union station.

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Gallipolis, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, shopping and culture here in LA and this street in particular. Must see here if it's your first time.

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Torrance, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only can you get some great street food, but the shopping is great. The outside vendors are your typical souvenir vendors, but the shops in the older buildings are fun and I always find something to buy.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it's worth going downtown to olvera street when the day of the dead festivities are on... dancing classes, little children to adults, perform in skeleton face-paint and costumes -- amid all the hoopla of any festival, and the altars and everything that goes with el dia de las mortes is worth seeing in a crowd. a big crowd... but, even... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is Great, fun stroll down the old brick path, it's like going back in time. Great shopping for yourself and gifts. Great spot for kids!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though it has been a long time since I visited Olvera Street, I always feel excited when I do visit. The arts and crafts, the food, beverages and the galleries still offer the quality of its origin. The taquito stand on the corner is still my favorite. Yummy! All in all, it is a nice way to spend quality... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the ambiance of the mercado. Lots of vendors and shops with fun and quirky little trinkets and clothes for sale. There is a lot of L.A. history and culture in this little area of town. Great food also.

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