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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
Fee: No
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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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A cool surprise in Downtown LA!

A friend from LA recommended I check El Pueblo out; I'm glad I went. I was walking from the city to El Pueblo and could hear the music coming from the square from miles off... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend from LA recommended I check El Pueblo out; I'm glad I went. I was walking from the city to El Pueblo and could hear the music coming from the square from miles off! There's a great atmosphere and I love to browse around markets; here they had all kinds of knick knacks and beautiful souvenirs. It's all so... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Every time I come to LA, I try to walk through this historic village, just across the street from Union Station. It is such fun, colorful, lively. Adults and kids both seem to love it. On weekends there are always events on the Plaza at the south end. Nice gift shops with art, souvenirs and clothes. Also booths with crafts... More 

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Nootdorp, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

We visited El Pueblo without big expectations. We were in L.A. Downtown and we walked to El Pueblo. The bridges that crosses the highway are full of homeless....but as soon as we entered in El Pueblo it's like to be in Mexico. The atmosphere is different, the Mission is very nice, the square is full of music, smiling and dancing... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This was a gem in the middle of the city right across from the main LA train terminal and right next to downtown. Great place to shop and eat and experience the early historical LA.

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Haiti
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Almost in the middle of downtown LA. This little pedestrian street feels like time stopped. Stalls are all along the middle and sell Mexican Arts and Craft and your usual tourists tshirts. Restaurants line almost both sides. Make sure to visit the "Avila Adobe" Los Angeles's oldest home for a real throw back in time. Enjoy!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Having visited this place many times. I think they do a great job for Day of the Dead festivities and altars. They have face paining that is not too expensive. Good experience for anyone wanting to know a bit more of what this traditional Mexican Holiday is all about. This is usually a week long event with the main days... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

One of the things I love to do whenever we travel is visit the historical and cultural center of a community. For Los Angeles, this is the place to gain a better understanding of its Mexican beginnings. Olvera Street and all the house and shopping on it provides that link to understanding its Mexican past. When I return to our... More 

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Marina del Rey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

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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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016 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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