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  2. Welcome and enjoy your visit with us! Olvera Street is also known as. El Pueblo Historical Monument and La Placita. in the heart of Los Angeles. Olvera Street, a historic monument in the oldest part of Los Angeles. Free to the Public! Learn about our culture, history, museums, fiestas, and events.

  3. Olvera Street - Wikipedia

    Olvera Street, commonly known by its Spanish name Calle Olvera, is a historic pedestrian street in El Pueblo de Los Ángeles, the historic center of Los Angeles. The street is located off of the Plaza de Los Ángeles , the oldest plaza in California , which served as the center of the city life through the Spanish and Mexican eras into the ...

  4. Olvera Street

    Customize your visit! Experience the cultural magic of Olvera Street as you relax, play, and reconnect. Stroll the paths lined with history, trees, restaurants, hotels, shops, and recreation spots. Soak in the history and ambiance of this authentic Los Angeles destination.

  5. Olvera Street - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

    Olvera Street: The Fabrication of L.A.'s Mexican Heritage. With its narrow passages and 19th century buildings housing traditional restaurants and folk art shops, Olvera Street certainly evokes the romance of an authentic mercado.

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    Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los Angeles”. To learn more about the history, traditions, and events, visit

  7. Discover Olvera Street and Historic El Pueblo de Los Angeles

    213-485-6855. View Website. Olvera Street is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Los Angeles. The colorful Mexican marketplace opened on Easter Sunday, April 20, 1930 following a preservation campaign that was spearheaded by Christine Sterling.

  8. Visit the historic heart and birthplace of Los Angeles. Shop and eat at world-famous Olvera Street and explore our museums, historic district and architecture!

  9. Olvera Street | Discover Los Angeles

    Olvera Street, known as “the birthplace of Los Angeles,” is a Mexican Marketplace that recreates a romantic “Old Los Angeles” with a block-long narrow, tree-shaded, brick-lined market with old structures, painted stalls, street vendors, cafes, restaurants and gift shops.

  10. Olvera Street: The Fabrication of L.A.'s Mexican Heritage

    The honorable Agustin Olvera. Considered by some to be the heart of Mexican L.A., Olvera Street -- a tourist attraction, Mexican curios marketplace, and home to roving troubadours -- is an alleyway in the "birthplace of Los Angeles." Established in 1858, it's one of the oldest streets in the city, and one of the shortest at just under .10 miles.

  11. Olvera Street | Downtown LA

    Olvera Street is the birthplace of the City of Los Angeles, otherwise known as El Pueblo Historic Monument. The colorful village features 27 historic buildings with a traditional Mexican style plaza area. Wander around the marketplace and shop for souvenirs including handcrafted Mexican wares typical of old Mexico.