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.
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Another superb Los Angeles tourist destination. No other street like it in the world. Great place to stroll around a few hours. Lots of nice souvenir shops and restaurants that serve up real authentic Mexican dishes. Just wish they stayed open longer. Also while there for more Los Angeles history see the old plaza fire house and the Pico House.
One of my favorite places to visit. I go there every time I'm in town. Great place to buy souvenirs from Latin/Mexican culture without leaving the country. It has historical significance for mexican culture. The museums are free and very interesting, great restaurants and the Plaza is beautiful.
This Street is the historical hub of Los Angeles! Every city has a place that inspires it's charm, Olvera Street does just that! There's a lot of different things to do around this area and there's usually a local event on the weekends. It's super easy to get here and pedestrian friendly. If you take the Metrolink and arrive at Union Station, which is across the street, you're going to be right in the heart of LA with walking access to Little Tokyo, the markets of Olvera Street, and China Town. The weekends are busy for traffic and parking, so the $10 weekend day pass on the Metrolink is enticing for a visit.
I wish I could post the video, what a celebration. People dancing to traditional Mexican music, great street food and shopping. Definitely a great experience. A must see in LA.
Olvera Street is a unique opportunity to step out of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and enjoy a colorful cultural experience. Full of food and traditionally Mexican wares, it is a great place to spend an hour or two browsing shops and enjoying a snack or meal. It is not uncommon to find music and dancing or other exciting events going on. Many of the vendors are cash only, and parking can be a chore, but Olvera Street remains on must see list for LA. While in the area, be sure to check out Union Station and Philippe's the Original.