Olvera Street is a Mexican street, formerly known as the "Angel Promenade". It belongs to a small street adjacent to the square. It is said to be the original street in Los Angeles. It still has the legacy of Mexico. The length is less than 1,000 yards. There are many Mexican restaurants, rare merchandise shops and vendors on both sides of the brick and stone road where vehicles are prohibited. The residents are mostly Mexican descendants and still wear Spanish clothing. In addition to restaurants and small shops, the most worth seeing of Old Street is the oldest existing building in Los Angeles in the middle of the old street-one of the earliest houses built by Spanish immigrants who came to settle here. It is a home built by wealthy farmer Francisco Avila in 1818.
The birthplace of Los Angeles is the Mexican world. It is one of the oldest and shortest streets in Los Angeles, about 200 meters long. In 1877, it was changed to its current name in memory of Olvera, the first judge in Los Angeles County. It was refurbished in 1930 for the current Mexican market. This narrow, crowded side street is full of Mexican-style restaurants, crafts and small merchandise shops. Where is such an important place? It is located next to Chinatown, Los Angeles, which is most familiar to the Chinese.
One of the oldestStreets in Los Angeles, Mexican Market place, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument.29 mins drive 21.8 miles
This is living history. Take a look at city around you and realize it all started from here. Beautiful this is truly a Los Angeles iconic landmark