Part of the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument, Olvera Street is the oldest part of Los Angeles, dating back to 1781, when the area got settled.
Olvera Street was a small street, where Los Angeles began. It would grow, as the settlement would grow into a major city. The area does have a Latin American feel, as California was once part of Mexico, before becoming part of the US, as you can see it with the architecture and feel of the place. There are performances by bands and dances that happen there, giving the place a festive feel, along with churches and shops to check out.
There is a small museum called Avila Abode, which is a replica of a California home from the 1840's. There are different rooms with period furniture, along with artifacts that have been found on the settlement. Also, exhibitions on the history of the settlement, which you can read, near the model of the settlement.
Olvera Street is definitely worth the time to check out, not only for the museum, but also a nice place to experience some Mexican culture.
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