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Address: 10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-680-2525
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Description: Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been...
Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.
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Get some history with your taquitos...

Totally cool. Free and the oldest house in los angeles. It only takes 20-30 minutes if you read all the placards and talk. History at its best: quick & easy and it generates... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Totally cool. Free and the oldest house in los angeles. It only takes 20-30 minutes if you read all the placards and talk. History at its best: quick & easy and it generates observation & discussion. Do this! Olvera street so you getta have tasty taquitos too. Get some history with your fun and food.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Its a little spot of history its easy to miss and over look but worth it great little houses and furniture to look at from a different time in California history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you are in El pueblo barrio worth stopping by this house and having a look! The staff here are very friendly and there is lots of information on dates, facts and the important people. Is free so why not? Helps give you a more well rounded idea of why the El Pueblo district exists today....

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Sydney
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74 attraction reviews
183 helpful votes 183 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I love exploring aspects of LA's history whenever I visit, and this was a great find. It is free, and the docent was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. He patiently answered all my questions. I highly recommend a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Avila Adobe is not large or grand. but it is thought to be the oldest house in Los Angeles. It dates back to 1818 and demonstrates how life in Los Angeles was almost 200 years ago during the Spanish and Mexican period. The house is only about six rooms with a courtyard behind. Visitors can envision living in the house... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Not many things in LA are almost 200 years old, but this gem is easily missed. It sits behind the market in the Los Angeles Plaza in the downtown district and is the oldest house in LA. You can only imagine the area when it was first built. Entry is free. Well worth the effort to go there.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We had a walking trip of part of downtown and ended up here in the historic section of LA. The oldest house in the city, tucked in behind a market in the Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, not too far from the city hall to the south and the train station to the east. Interesting history of the founding of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Avila Adobe was built in 1818 by Francisco Avila and has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles, California. It is located in the paseo of historical Olvera Street, a part of Los Angeles Plaza Historic District, a California State Historic Park. The building itself is registered as California Historical Landmark while the entire historic... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Right in the middle of a very busy downtown market, Spanish in flavor, and very much hidden from view except if you look for it, is this old house with the sign board of being the very first house in Los Angeles. The entrance is inconspicuous, but once inside, the courtyard is spacious (retained similar to what it may have... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The Avila Adobe is the oldest existing residence in L.A. It was built in 1818 when California was still a Mexican province under Spanish colonial rule. Don't miss this place when you're in Olvera Street. Entrance is free and its interior and peaceful courtyard will definitely transport you to the time of the Californios. As a side note, the Art... More 

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