Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican ... More
Years ago, one of the summer rituals for L.A. children was a new pair of huaraches from Olvera Street and maybe some Mexican jumping beans. Nowadays those rituals are a year-round treat on this cobblestone street, which is a block-long cornucopia of traditional clothing and accessories, Mexican art, giftware, leather goods, novelties and restaurants. There is also a Visitors Center where tourists can appreciate the complimentary screening of a film which depicts early life in Los Angeles. Olvera Street was created in the '30s and comprises the area known as the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, which is the site of the city's beginnings. Free tours are given to the public by the Las Angelinas, a non-profit organization.
These twin knife edged towers form one of the downtown landmarks close to the Bank of America building. The towers
are made of polished brown granite and have tinted glass windows. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed these towers in ...
This place is heaven for train loving tots. An interactive museum in the old fashioned sense of the word, youngsters
can climb in, around or on all the attractions, and many of them will want to do so for ...
The oldest religious structure in Los Angeles, this 1822 building is also known as the Church of Our Lady the
Queen of the Angels. Originally built as a simple adobe by Franciscan Padres with the labor of local Native ...