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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-485-6855
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping, Dining, City walk sightseeing
Description: The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during...
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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Its was great to just walk and look and the people there were nice and friendly. well to me they were.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Its was great to just walk and look and the people there were nice and friendly. well to me they were.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We got there at 1:00pm on a Saturday. The place was crowded but not over much. There was live music and people dancing, lot's of wonderful energy. It was fun looking at the stalls with things for sale. We toured a 200 year old adobe that gave a glimpse of life when Los Angeles was new. I was there with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were tired of the touristy shops near the Walk of Fame and wanted some more unique gifts, so Olvera Street is where we went! What a great use of an afternoon! Loved the little kiosks and shops of Mexican gifts. Got a bite to eat, too... a bit of a hint, we saw a long line waiting to get... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When visiting LA or living in LA one must make a trip to Olvera Street and do it more than once. Why, the culture, the food and the rich history of the area are more than worth it. A place to take the entire family, friends and even that special someone! Check out the Olvera Street website calendar for special... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the historical information and buildings, my family really liked the Nuestra Señora Reina De Los Angeles church and the Prehispanic dance at the plaza as well as the traditional Mexican candies, handcrafts and food. Clean, lovely place to visit.

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Mission Viejo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The birth place of LA in itself is historically interesting. The Mexican market and food is just plane wonderful. Found vendors friendly and eager to assist like they do appreciate your business. The center square had culture dancing which was also amazing. Now that we have been this is a good place to take out of town visitors. Parking seems... More 

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RHODE ISLAND
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

this is a really great place in LA and they have it all together with the great shops and small restaurants where the food is just so good. The people in the area are just so nice and friendly and they have great times going on. The culture of the people just shines thru. You will love your trip here.... More 

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My wife and I were on a tour of LA and this was one of the stops. I, of course have been here many times and my first visit was on a 6th grade field trip and I was hooked. I later found out that this is the birthplace of the city of Los Angeles. If you go during a... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The small bustling tree lined street is home to many Mexican stalls and small restaurants/bars. Visit the nearby museums then sit back with a cool Margarita and watch the passing parade

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

We didn't know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The vendors are friendly and eager to help and we got many things for great prices, from clothing to shoes and toys. The street holds many historical surroundings as well which made for an informative day out!

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Address: Main and Alameda streets, 125 Paseo de la Plaza 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone Number: 213-485-6855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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