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El Pueblo de Los Angeles

Opens in 19 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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Macy, Alameda, Spring and Arcadia streets, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2932
Central L.A
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All reviews olvera street mexican culture stalls selling union station pico house mexican food early history american museum leather goods exploring downtown historic sites churros catholic church taquitos street vendors amazing experience few blocks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

El Pueblo is the oldest district of LA built between 1818 and 1926. It's heavily focused on the Mexican culture with a central Old Plaza from where you can visit the Old Plaza Firehouse or the craft market and restaurants in Olvera Street. This street...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 92stem
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Set some time aside to stroll through this market lane filled with Mexican/Spanish wares and eats. Well laid out with some striking architecture, a fun tourist spot to visit when in LA

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kolletjie
Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

I love the history of the Pueblo, dedicated to Our Lady, Queen of the Angels. The sleepy town on the banks of the almost dry river growing into a megalopolis of crooks and con men, and hopefuls arriving by the trainload at the station across...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mikek794
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Dedicated to the history of the founding of Los Angeles by the Spanish. Lots of history here and you can learn a lot. Plus it's very pretty and can be lively BUT the history of the founding of Los Angeles really didn't take place here....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 19, 2018

Consisting of forty-four acres, this region is a historical re-creation of a typical "Spanish" village representing the origins of Los Angeles. Although accurate in spirit, this area of downtown L.A. was originally an Italian enclave, not Mexican. East L.A. is more accurate concerning Hispanic culture...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jerry C
Reviewed November 11, 2018

A must visit site for anyone who wishes to learn about the early history of L.A. Their daily 45-60min free walking tour is extremely educational. There are a few eateries on site, ranging from eat in restaurants to mom and pop authentic Mexican food stalls....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

After Grand Central Market we head to El Pueblo de Los Angeles. Great place to visit, very quirky and colourful. Found most of Mexican shop assistant but rude and a bit unhelpful, but it didn’t ruined my visit there . A must in Los Angeles.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jordi-cr7
Reviewed October 14, 2018

A lot of people think of Olvera Street as a tourist trap, but I have visited many times and you get more out of your visit if you wander away from Olvera Street into the rest of the Historic Park. Depending on how you count...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

The first surprise was the Italian-American Museum in El Pueblo. The museum is fairly new but they had great displays about the Italians who came to America and the subsequent generations. Information on wine, prohibition, Italian Catholics, and discrimination against Italians as well as some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank joan632015
Reviewed September 10, 2018

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument encompasses several blocks located north of the LA Civic Center and right across Alameda Street from Union Station. The Plaza is a nice centerpiece with a central pavilion where cultural events are held quite often. There are trees...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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June 11, 2018|
Response from yulianamiranda |
by metro, exit at Union Station and walk across the street to El Pueblo. About one hour would be good.
December 30, 2016|
Response from Sebastian825dlb | Reviewed this property |
The best place to park is across the street at the post office, there is an area of the parking lot that is set aside for paid parking it's only a couple of bucks and is well worth it because there is an attendant there. Yes... More