Calle Olvera or Olvera Street is a block-long Mexican marketplace, created in 1930 to preserve the early heritage of the city. Known as "the birthplace of Los Angeles," it has shops selling Mexican handicrafts and outdoor cafes serving tacos and taquitos. Mariachi bands stroll under the trees, and folkloric dancers entertain. Holidays like Cinco de Mayo, Mexican Independence Day and Dia de los Muertos turn Olvera into one big street party. Docent give tours at 10 am, 11 am and noon daily except Sunday and Monday.
Olvera Street, Los Angeles, CA, United States
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