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“Surprising bit of history”
Review of Avila Adobe

Avila Adobe
Ranked #102 of 554 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.
East Bay, California
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410 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Surprising bit of history”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

Thank goodness for Christine Sterling who preserved this bit of history for us Californians. You walk the sidewalk and are pleasantly surprised to see a Mexican village appear. The Adobe house is a step back in history to the 1840s. Docents are available to answer questions and signs are all around to educate. No fee but donations are appreciated. After a visit to the home, shop the market, eat Mexican food and visit the zocalo at the end of the street. Good place to practice your spanish. Had a very enjoyable afternoon.

Visited January 2012
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Aston, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the visit”
Reviewed November 25, 2011

Away from the glitz of Hollywood, and the glamour of Beverly Hills, and seemingly away from the busy-ness of downtown Los Angeles, the Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles, is in the historic district on Olvera Street. It is so beautifully furnished, and so simplistic in design, and takes you back to Los Angeles' Spanish roots. You can tour the house for free and see the parlor, several bedrooms, the kitchen and a study. It is well worth the visit.

Visited November 2011
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“my favorite place in la”
Reviewed May 17, 2003

Well I have been there more then 15 times and it never gets old my mom and dad love it too. It makes feel good. It shows you what the past was like, and theres not alot of old mexican history anywhere and there it tells you everything its great for school who want to know about any history of late 1800's and how peole lived. I wish the don't ever take it down it's something my parents showed me and its something I want to show my kids. Its a great for family trip. All in all its great I loved it and anyone who goes will too.

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