Virtual Tour

Take a Google Maps virtual tour of Calle Olvera and it's sorroundings.

Our schedule of events
A yearly summary of the festivities held at Olvera celebrating many events.

Historic Sights
Avila Adobe
Avila adobe, the oldest adobe house in Los Angeles.

A list of recommended websites, blogs and videos to explore Olvera.

A visit to Olvera can be very different depending on the season and even the day of the week. The Olvera Street Mexican style outdoor marketplace is an internationally renowned space for visitors to casually stroll, people watch and enjoy foods, cultural souvenirs and traditional live entertainment.

Several food puestos open for breakfast around 8 am but all the shops begin their day by 10 am until 6 pm (later during the summer season). If there is a fiesta, many shops stay open until 8 pm with a few staying open to 11 pm.

There are 7 museums in all, but be sure to call for current museum hours.  The newest museum is the Siquieros museum, which highlights the work of David Alfaro Siquieros, and his only outdoor mural in the United States, which is located on Olvera Street.

Brief History

Olvera Street Chronology

Celebrity Sightings
Charlie Chaplin at Olvera Street

Eleanor Roosevelt at Olvera Street

Historic Monuments
Avila Adobe

Italian Hall
Siqueiros Mural

Italian American Museum

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Featured Vendor
W10 - Casa California
Imported woodwork from the state of Oaxaca, and colorful Piñatas adorn our shop.

Picture in Focus

A mariachi group playing at Calle Olvera's 75th Anniversary celebration.


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