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“Nothing special”

El Pueblo de Los Angeles
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Ranked #61 of 560 things to do in Los Angeles
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Consisting of forty-four acres, this region is a historical re-creation of a typical Spanish village representing the origins of Los Angeles.
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Nothing special”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you are in the area it is O.K. to see, otherwise don't bother. Several of the Mexican restaurants are reasonably priced and fun, but you don't have to pay the roving singers. Just politely say no and they will move on.

Visited August 2012
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“Worth a visit if in downtown LA”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

It is walking distance from downtown LA.
When visiting LA, after the Angels Flight, the Wells Fargo museum, Grand Park, I would recommend to going up to the observation deck at the LA City Hall (see my other review) and then, walk to El Pueblo area. You won't be really far from there.
The El Pueblo area is not big but it has some beautiful LA founding era buildings, well restored and taken care of. The atmosphere is fun near Olvera street, where you can do some "mexican souvenirs" shopping if you wish.
As for all the attractions in downtown LA, I would not plan a trip to LA for only one of them... but what makes downtown LA worth a stop is the sum of all those small attractions.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“The Real history of L.A.”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

EPdLA in the heart of downtown L.A. is 1 of the oldest areas. If U love Mexican food, Olvera St. has some great food. it also has 1 of the oldest fire depts. which is a museum now. And China Town is just a few blocks away; although most Chinese-Americans have migrated to San Gabriel Valley. So, I would say that you should go when they have special festivals for the church, Dia de la muerta, blessings of the animals, among other events.

Visited July 2012
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Calabasas, CA
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“Much to do about nothing!”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

They have tried to brighten this area up since its beginnings, but there is not much to offer. The only plus is the near-by Olvera Street, wonderful Chinese Museum, which few folks know about, and the old archetecture on near-by buildings.

Visited April 2012
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“A little dissapointing when we were there.”
Reviewed September 20, 2012

Perhaps we went by on an "off" day. Several street people were very aggressive for handouts / cash. A lot of trash. Just didn't get the good vibe that we did the last time we went by with out of town freinds.

Visited August 2012
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