Stepping into Olvera Street, you may think you have gone back in time. This historical market, also called "the birthplace of Los Angeles" brings the visitors a taste of what it may have been like when Los Angeles was still a fledgling city and the state of California was still young.
Olvera Street was founded in 1781, the same year as Los Angeles itself. However, it took until 1930 for it to be restored to today's state. Nowadays it is a place of celebration and preservation of the early Mexican and Aztec culture.
Visitors are free to take a stroll through colourful stalls and historical houses, to browse through artfully handmade items out of materials like leather or clay, and to chat with the traditionally-clad vendors, some of whom trace their lineage all the way back to the first vendors on this market in 1930. There are also restaurants, selling taquitos and tacos, musicians playing traditional songs and folkloric dancers.
The Olvera Street hosts and takes part in many events and festivals over the year. If you want to incorporate one of them into your visit, check the "Events" section on the official website for dates.
Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 6 (8) p.m.
Sat - Sun: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
The hours may not apply everywhere, opening hours vary from store to store.
Official website http://www.olvera-street.com/
Phone +1 562 760 3456
Address Los Angeles 90012, USA
Coordinates 34°3'26.982" N -118°14'16.786" E