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“Día de Muertos”
Review of Olvera Street

Olvera Street
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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.)
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Wow! We were fortunate enough to visit this historic street during "Día de Muertos" or "The day of the dead" So much cultural learning to be had. A wonderful, bright, colourful day/night out. Great food, lots to see and hear, street performers and parades, historic buildings a great and memorable experience.

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

Visited this area as part of a cruise tour and considering this is reputedly the oldest part of LA it was all a bit modernish, tourist orientated for food and typical tourist tat. Every stall seemed to sell similar products at similar prices. However, it was pretty and worth a single visit but stretch your legs a little and you will find the old US Post Office and a couple of nice churches but I doubt if we will ever return.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Like other reviewers stated, it was nothing special. Lots of kisoks with touristy stuff. My friend was a little disappointed. She wanted to see more authentic items. Most of the stuff was repetitive. Parking was a little expensive. I wouldn't recommend it or go back.

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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Set up like an outdoor bazaar, Olvera street appears bigger and more interactive on paper than it is in real life. In its defense, we went toward the mid afternoon, around 3pm, so maybe there is more action in the morning. The stalls were fun at first, but quickly grew repetitive. The food in the sit down restaurants was authentically yummy, as expected. But honestly, we were done walking around in about an hour. Still a very enjoyable hour.

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Reviewed September 24, 2013

I was planning to spend the afternoon strolling in this neighbourhood, I was interested to see the oldest part of Los Angeles and enjoy a piece of Mexico. It was enjoyable but so small, I was done looking around in about an hour and that included visiting the Avila adobe house!
The stalls sell all the same merchandise which is probably made in China or at least look like it. It is very touristy. the restaurants looked good and it was great people watch but it is definitely not worth making a special trip.

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