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El Pueblo de Los Angeles

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Address: Macy, Alameda, Spring and Arcadia streets, Los Angeles, CA
Phone Number: 1-213-628-1274
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Consisting of forty-four acres, this region is a historical re-creation of...

Consisting of forty-four acres, this region is a historical re-creation of a typical Spanish village representing the origins of Los Angeles.

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Fun Sunday visit

We went for the food and found an awesome car show, entertainment, great music, unique shopping and of course authentic Mexican food! It's a unique area with an impressive history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2016
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Marina del Rey, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

El Pueblo is the oldest part of Los Angeles still standing. Olvera Street is right near and you will love it. There is a Chinese American Museum, which is small, but very interesting. You will see the first firehouse and an old adobe structure--I think the oldest in Los Angeles. Visit Olvera Street right near and have some great Mexican... More 

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Thank Elizabeth L
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

20 acres and 150,000 square feet celebrating the history and tapestry of the diversity of Los Angeles. Check out Siqueiros Museum, Chinese American Museum, First Fire House, Oldest Adobe Structure and Olvera Street.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny little and cute place. In the shops you'll find a lot of stuff to buy, like postcards, clothes, etc. Some Restaurants invite for having lunch.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

We have been here many times, and keep coming back when in LA. It is touristy but if you are a tourist, why not? Try any of the restaurants in this area, they are all authentic and very good. Shop for hand made folk art and other items. I purchased a straw hat that was very useful in the bright... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

We went for the food and found an awesome car show, entertainment, great music, unique shopping and of course authentic Mexican food! It's a unique area with an impressive history background.

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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

It's hard to imagine, seeing LA today, that it began in 1781 when 44 settlers established a farming community. El Pueblo, right across the street from Union Station, is where they set down roots. Fortunately, many of the 19th century buildings have been restored and now house excellent free museums where you CAN imagine LA before freeways. I spent five... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

El Pueblo de Los Angeles is a very nice open place to visit. It was the first area of settlement in Los Angeles. It represents a lot of the early cultures of Los Angeles, not just the Mexicans (though it is mostly depicting Mexican culture). There is a beautiful plaza in the middle with a entertaining, fun Mexican dance show.... More 

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Hanford, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

We love going to El Pueblo every time we head south to LA. We just enjoy walking around but most of all the food. My husband likes getting some Mexican candy he remembers eating as a child and we always eat at El Paso.

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Thank angulo55
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice little area near downtown across from union station where old LA first started. A great little piece of history that is still alive with shops, eateries and history. The only drawback is the area has a lot of homeless people around.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016 via mobile

The plaza with the 3 important statues of the founders of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, is the oldest section of LA across from the Union Station. It is now populated by the multitude homeless and their belongings. The fountain is dry due to the drought and the park is dirty and foul smelling. There are colourful stalls all selling... More 

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