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.
This place a little of everything. Food, Shops, and Scenery. There are a lot of things to look at and buy. This place also has a history that you can experience on a tour or on your own.
The restuarnts are tasty but you need to know which one is good for you. That is what makes this place a good place to be.
I loved the shops and the atmosphere, they were u-nikke. Unlike any place I've been before. The value is unbeatable. But It's also loads of fun, theres so much to look at that even if you don't have very much money you'll have a great time just window shopping. I would recomend Olvera Street to anyone who loves the great artsy feel of Haight Ashbury, San Francisco. If you don't trust me check it out yourself, I'm sure you'll love it!
Authentic Mexico feel, with jumping beans and deliciouls tacquito's and other cultural tasty dishes. Plenty to browse and negotiate pricing on items for sale. Lots of good music and dancing to give a flair for feeling you are south of the border.
Olvera Street is full of history and excitement for those people first visiting LA. It is the origins of the city and can fulfill those who come there with a sense of what old LA must of been like years ago, there is a plaza with something always going on for the weekends such as celebrations of old lore. The finest is the Dia de Los Muertos on Nov. 1st. The buildings and architecture around there are fine examples of historic buildings in LA. All this ambience is free and great to take in. There are plenty of shops filled with Mexican curios to buy as souvenirs or decorations for your home. Olvera Street is also filled with plenty of wonderful food to have and hold. Adjacent to this historical place you will find Union Station, Chinatown, Downtown and all the places they fair to offer. Don't forget to visit Philippes French dipped sandwiches, one of my favorites in the area for funky and exquisite dining. This is all accessible using public transportation and there is plenty of paid and secure parking. Enjoy and have a wonderful time in the origins of this great city called Los Angeles.
I believe Olvera St. is one of the greatest way to experience the Mexican culture to its fullest. I myself am Mexican, and I just couldn't get enogh of the colorful art and of course the delicious food.
Come and experience the magic.
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