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“A window to the past”
Review of Olvera Street

Olvera Street
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$49.00*
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Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles Walking and Subway Tour
Ranked #39 of 547 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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“A window to the past”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Enjoyed seeing LA's earliest home, alongisde the vibrant street market and square.

Visited December 2011
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Anaheim Hills, CA
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“It all began here”
Reviewed January 21, 2012

Authentic it's not, but lot's of shops, restaurants and history here.

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Los Angeles, California
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“Having some taquitos is a must!”
Reviewed January 19, 2012

Every so often I go down to Olvera Street to grab some delicious taquitos. They come with the most delicious spicy guacamole sauce. Afterwards, I enjoy strolling through the narrow streets browsing all the shopping carts. I almost always buy some Mexican candies for my ride home. Great place for photography too!

Visited January 2012
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california
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73 reviews
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“Good Mexican food, nice to stroll and shop”
Reviewed January 11, 2012

nice place to come and do some shopping for artisanal things and good mexican food

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“hidden cool spot”
Reviewed January 10, 2012

I was down there during the celebration of the kings the other day and there were dancers in full costume and a band. It was really cool. There is a historic house that is free to the public hidden back among the street vendor area. Totally a fun cultural experience at no to low cost.

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