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Olvera Street: Mexican History and Folklore

Featuring 27 historic buildings within a traditional Mexican style plaza, the Olvera Street stands as the birthplace of the city of Los Angeles. Popularly known as El Pueblo Historic Monument, the Olvera Street allows its visitors to take a pleasant walk around while they can see and buy nice things at the marketplace or shop for souvenirs such as handcrafted Mexican wares which are typical of old Mexico.

Moreover, as you keep on going on this beautiful street, you can stop to eat the delicious taquitos or have a cup of coffee at one of the several outdoors cafes. On the other hand, if you are longing for something more delicious, there are many options of traditional authentic Mexican cuisine from which you can choose enchiladas, mole among other native dishes.

During the weekends, there are many entertaining outdoor activities that include bolero musicians, Mariachis, Aztec Indians performances and folkloric dancing. Olvera Street exists since 1781, when it was built by the original settlers. Nowadays, this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Los Angeles. Just one block from Chinatown, Olvera Street is open Monday thru Sunday, from 10am until 7pm. Nevertheless, this schedule varies depending on each store. If you are visiting Los Angeles, do not miss your chance to meet the traditions and folklore from Olvera Street.

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