Olvera Street
Olvera Street
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Points of Interest & LandmarksHistoric Walking AreasFlea & Street Markets
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The oldest street in Los Angeles is fun to visit, especially during special events like the "Blessing of the Animals" or "Dia De Los Muertos" (Day of the Dead.)
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Neighborhood: Central L.A
How to get there
  • Chinatown • 5 min walk
  • Union Station • 7 min walk
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  • Jennifer T
    Devore Heights, California468 contributions
    Worth a quick stop
    Visited Olvera street with the family for a fun spring break outing. While it is definitely "touristy", it is also historical with many beautiful historical buildings and churches. Kept very clean and is nicely located to union station (right across the street). Without dining you could spend about an hour here, add in dining and it could be a 2 hour trip. Which they offered entertainment or something to make the visit longer. Mainly just shopping, food and the historical buildings.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 26, 2023
  • sonestacy
    Sioux Falls, South Dakota102 contributions
    Neat but watch your safety outside this area!
    The street is neat with restaurants and shops but the area outside of the street isn’t safe. There are many homeless camps and mental health/addiction persons. We were warned about downtown LA and still went. We felt safe at this street but once we left this street - even in the daylight - it was not ok!!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 14, 2023
  • LucidGhost
    13 contributions
    Stroll that left me wanting more
    This is a nice walk that gives you a glimpse of how the Mexican people hustle. There's a lot of souvenir shops where you find hand crafted goods such as bags, shoes and toys. Not to mention the history that you can get on this street. Although it's a nice stroll, it was a short walk and left me wanted for more. But overall it was a good experience !
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written September 24, 2023
  • Lehcar1
    Tucson, Arizona3 contributions
    Fun place to visit for a couple of hours on your Cali trip.
    I have been here many times in the past from Tucson, AZ. This trip I was pleasantly surprised that the actual street and csurrounding area were clean and seemed safe. The vendor stands were nicely stocked and I made sure to visit the taquito stand at the end across from Union Station. My grandmother first took me there as a child and I have taken my daughter and granddaughter as well as others. It is a local icon. We visited the old homesite and purchased some items. There was some music and the weather was sunny and cool. There is a public parking lot across the street.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 29, 2023
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Farhad K
1 contribution
Jan 2024 • Friends
The nicest and most historic place in Los Angeles, this is where Los Angeles started, many historical sites and monuments including the oldest mission in Los Angeles with historical grave yard, people are very friendly and music, dancing in the park. Very safe and good atmosphere for the entire family, shopping and restaurants with real Mexican flavors, very convenient right across from union station, plenty of parking facilities everywhere including union station. You can take metro rail to union station from anywhere in Los Angeles to hear, so you even have to drive to here. A must visit in Los Angeles
Written January 19, 2024
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Lehcar1
Tucson, AZ3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
I have been here many times in the past from Tucson, AZ. This trip I was pleasantly surprised that the actual street and csurrounding area were clean and seemed safe. The vendor stands were nicely stocked and I made sure to visit the taquito stand at the end across from Union Station. My grandmother first took me there as a child and I have taken my daughter and granddaughter as well as others. It is a local icon. We visited the old homesite and purchased some items. There was some music and the weather was sunny and cool. There is a public parking lot across the street.
Written November 29, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

LucidGhost
13 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
This is a nice walk that gives you a glimpse of how the Mexican people hustle.

There's a lot of souvenir shops where you find hand crafted goods such as bags, shoes and toys. Not to mention the history that you can get on this street.

Although it's a nice stroll, it was a short walk and left me wanted for more.

But overall it was a good experience !
Written September 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

sonestacy
Sioux Falls, SD102 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
The street is neat with restaurants and shops but the area outside of the street isn’t safe. There are many homeless camps and mental health/addiction persons. We were warned about downtown LA and still went. We felt safe at this street but once we left this street - even in the daylight - it was not ok!!
Written August 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

STEVEN M
Los Angeles, CA1 contribution
Jul 2023 • Friends
What a fun place! It's more interesting to take a free walking tour beforehand with Las Angelitas del Pueblo.
Written July 19, 2023
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sudarshana
Boston, MA2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
This is where the first settlers set up camp- very cool. Gives you great insight into the history of Los Angeles. Definitely visit the Museum of Chinese American History when you are in the neighborhood.
Written June 26, 2023
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Sandy Q
Malibu, CA368 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
I remember it being more lively and crowded and it seemed like a lot of vendors weren't there, which I found odd for a Saturday. Maybe it's more fun on a holiday/holiday weekend?
Written May 16, 2023
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Foofa B
California226 contributions
May 2023 • Family
Well worth a visit when visiting Los Angeles especially on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with much to do for all.
The streets are vibrant, the entertainment is special, the shopping is fun and the atmosphere is buzzing.
Written May 4, 2023
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Jennifer T
Devore Heights, CA468 contributions
Mar 2023
Visited Olvera street with the family for a fun spring break outing. While it is definitely "touristy", it is also historical with many beautiful historical buildings and churches. Kept very clean and is nicely located to union station (right across the street). Without dining you could spend about an hour here, add in dining and it could be a 2 hour trip. Which they offered entertainment or something to make the visit longer. Mainly just shopping, food and the historical buildings.
Written March 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Aussie_Binturong
Queensland, Australia330 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
Definitely go there for Dia de Los Muertos, the people who did the performances when I was there were fantastic. Very much in the spirit of the event.
Written January 16, 2023
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