Olvera Street

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About Olvera Street, Los Angeles

Olvera Street is one of the oldest streets of Los Angeles. That is probably the reason why you would definitely find a lot of history attached to each nook and corner of this city.  It used to be a part of Chinatown in the past, but with passing time, its location had to be changed. The new location is a lot more lively and a lot more frequented by tourists and locals alike. There are 27 buildings of various ages still standing on Olvera Street, including the Avila Adobe (1818), the Pelanconi House (1857), and the Sepulveda House (1887). Sablo De Gloria is an important event held before Easter which is considered as a blessing of animals. Visit Olvera street and time travel with its tiny shops lined up, the colour and charm of an old town and catch a glimpse of old Spanish culture.

Olvera Street Information

  • Guided tours are available.

How To Get To Olvera Street by Public Transport

  • Metrolink
  • Metro train
  • Buses to the main Street
  • Los Angeles Street
  • Arcadia Street
  • Alameda Street or Cesar Chavez Boulevard

Restaurants Near Olvera Street

  • Las Anitas
  • El Rancho Grande

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Address: 125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

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Explore the sprawling city of Los Angeles with a German or English speaking tour guide on this customizable private tour. See the best of Hollywood, the Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theater and The Dolby Theater. Also visit Beverly Hills, mansions of the stars, Rodeo Drive and the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Your tour continues through downtown Los Angeles and the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Staples Center, Nokia Theater and L.A. Live. You will also see the historical Bradbury Building, the Music Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art. You'll even visit Venice Beach and see the Venice canals, walk along the boardwalk to Muscle Beach and take in a wild mix of street performers, musicians and artists.

Afternoon Los Angeles Sightseeing Tour with The Hollywood Sign and select Star Homes
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On this afternoon tour you will visit main points of interest such as Downtown Los Angeles, Hollywood, The Hollywood Sign from a scenic overlook up on Mulholland Drive.  Beverly hills, select movie star homes, the Beverly Hills sign. Also the walk of fame in Downtown Hollywood, where you will see the TCL Chinese theater, with the Hand and Footprints in the cement, sunset strip, and Rodeo Drive, Melrose Ave.

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Get an overview of Los Angeles on this 5.5-hour coach tour with an informative driver-guide who provides commentary and fun facts. See the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Hollywood Sign, travel along the Sunset Strip, and visit downtown LA. You’ll make stops at popular landmarks like the TCL Chinese Theatre, Rodeo Drive, Hollywood Bowl, La Brea Tar Pits, Olvera Street and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Free time at The Grove shopping center next to LA’s historical Farmers Market is included. Choose either a morning or afternoon tour.

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2-hour walking tour of Downtown Los Angeles exploring the cultural attractions of the City. See worldwide recognized attractions such as the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Cathedral of our Lady of Angels, Olvera Street, City Hall, Grand Park, etc...and much much more!

Share your experience - Rate Olvera Street, Los Angeles

  • Historical site of significance to Los Angeles but too packed with tourists and vendors selling cheap trinkets at tourist prices. Expect to wait if you're going there to dine. Parking is difficult to find. Your best bet is to take public transportation and walk there.

  • So much history so much beautiful people it's just a treat to even live here to be able to walk around Olvera Street. It's also great to see all the tourists that come to visit I hope they get to take in the history of the whole area and not just the shops.

  • I've been going here since I was a child. My mom used to take me when I was young, and now that she's older and I'm the one who drives, I take her every chance I get. When we got there there was reports of someone stealing purses at the far end of the street, however we didn't see any of that. There was lots of music and dancing in the Promenade but this time of year you can only really get Day of the Dead merchandise. I miss being able to get the big variety, otherwise everything was okay. The only other issue is, prices vary from shop to shop. You can't stand next to an area for too long without getting someone asking you what you want to buy. Still, such a great little area.

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  • A Los Angeles historic place to see the history of Los Angeles. From the very first house built of adobe to the first fire station. On top of that, there's the Olvera Street shops where there's much to buy, mexican candy, apparel, memorabilia, souvenirs, and great food. Many of the the restaurants have live mariachi, rancheras, and authentic Mexican food. Great place for the whole family, dates, or just a getaway. There's even a photo booth with a donkey and while wearing a sombrero. Come live the Los Angeles times back then.

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  • A lot of the merchandise is made in countries other than south America. I do suggest wearing comfortable shoes with traction. The cobble Stone walkway can be slippery and hard on the feet. 😃

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