Olvera Street – Colorful Mexican Marketplace

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I’m sorry we’ve been a bit absent. It’s exam time here at my college, so I was pretty preoccupied with that. However, I’ve found a new, totally awesome place for you to check out!

It’s Olvera Street, a Mexican marketplace that has been there for 75 years. You can find anything from Mexican Restaurants, sweets, dresses and other colorful things.

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Olvera Street is hidden in a tiny side-street right next to the Mexican consulate, which is across the street from Union Station. I didn’t think anything this nice would be around there but once we stumbled upon it we were quite impressed by the rainbow-colored booths nestled beneath luscious greens.

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The hand-made ceramics and embroidered Mexican dresses are a sight of their own. SoCal has a lot of Mexican influence, but nothing really ever felt as authentic to me than this place.

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Another thing you should check out when you visit Olvera Street is LA’s oldest house. You can walk through it and check out the inside, including the furniture. It’s an interesting insight into the history of LA, and it’s free.

If you want to check it out, I would recommend getting there by subway because I can’t tell you about parking, but the train takes you right there. Check out some more photos below, and as usual, let me know if you’ve been there and what you think! 🙂

125 Paseo de la Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Hours of Operation:
Mo-Sun 7 am – 10 pm

2 Comments

    • Haha yeah! I was sooo busy with college. 🙂 I’m happy you like the ceramics!

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