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“Where L.A. Began...” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olvera Street

Olvera Street
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Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles Walking and Subway Tour
Ranked #36 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
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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.)
Los Angeles, Ca
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“Where L.A. Began...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2005

Olvera Street, where L.A. began, gives the tourist and resident a feel of being in Old Mexico. There are many lovely, original buildings with shops selling colorful handicrafts and items from Mexico. The open-air cafes where Mexican food is cooked before you are fun and easy on the budget. There are strolling guitarists and singers. Sometimes colorful, ethnic dance groups perform on the Plaza. The first fire station, first hotel and the first church are also on the Plaza. I love the atmosphere of Olvera Street...a mini-vacation even for Los Angelinos.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2003

This historical gem is in the heart of Los Angeles and right across the street from the big Los Angeles train station. Pleasant place to stroll and especially for having lunch. Everyone visiting Los Angeles should add Olvera Street to their must see list of attractions.

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