If you are in LA, and looking to just cool out and do some site seeing, there are more places than you probably would even think of. Lets take you back to 1781 to the Pueblo de La Reina De Los Angeles, where 44 families the Tongva Nation, the Aboriginal Tribe of Los Angeles Basin were sent on a journey from Mexico to Alto California, when King Carlos III of Spain ordered the settlement of territory by Felipe de Neve.
Since the 1781, naturally a series of changes occurred up until April 1930, when a wealthy LA Citizen Mrs. Sterling of Plasa de Los Angeles Corporation, opened Olvera Street as a Mexican Marketplace, and that is what it is today, attracting tourist from around world, and your locals, for good food, entertainment, culture, refined Mexican shopping, and good times.
Olvera Street Shopping Kiosk
The Streets of Olvera Street are filled with color and culture, with many beautiful shops, restaurants, and history landmarks. The products are all original, mostly handmade products of Mexico, that you can purchase and place as a statement piece in your own home. Not to mention, Paintings, Dolls, Pottery, Mexican leather accessories, Brass jewelry, Hand knitted and sewn clothing, and so much more!
This summer take a walk down history and visit the preserved villa, where you can experience life in early 1800's, in the home Avila Adobe, the oldest house in Los Angeles built in 1818. Beautifully preserved with original pieces of artifacts, clothing, pottery and more.