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6-Hour Los Angeles City Tour
"Hollywood BoulevardThis tour starts in front of LA City Tours near the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Feel the magic of Hollywood as you visit memorable locations from hit movies. Look for your favorite celebrity hand-prints at the TCL Chinese Theater and search for their names on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll also s Hard Rock Café Dolby Theater — the new home of the Oscars — and many other fun attractions along the world famous Hollywood Boulevard. Griffith Park & Hollywood SignGo inside Griffith Park from high above Los Angeles. Have your picture taken in front of Bel-Air celebrity homes and more. Visit beautiful mansions night clubs on Sunset Strip
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Privately Customized Tour of Los Angeles
"Experience the most comprehensive Los Angeles tour! See Santa Monica Venice Beach Downtown Los Angeles Hollywood The Hollywood Sign Griffith Park Hollywood Walk of Fame
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Grand Tour of Los Angeles
"Hop on the coach and meet your driver-guide who provides interesting and amusing commentary about Los Angeles and its movie history throughout your sightseeing tour. Start on Hollywood Boulevard where you'll see the 200 cement handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame and pass by Dolby Theatre home to the Academy Awards. Continue through town for a photo op of the Hollywood Sign built in 1923 and considered a national monument and see the Studios at Paramount in West Hollywood and the CBS television studios. (If you're on the morning tour
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Olvera Street

Olvera Street is part of the Pueblo de Los Angeles. It is known as the birthplace of Los Angeles and was created in 1930. Olvera street is a colourful Mexican market street selling food, souvenirs,...
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IreneMcKay
Jan 01, 2017

A Flavor of Mexico, Olvera Street

My uncle who was 67 years old at the time of his visit from Japan was here in Los Angeles for the first time. He did some organized tours of Santa Monica, Hollywood & Beverly Hills. My mom drove...
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GracesTrips
Sep 20, 2015

Olvera Street

Last visit November 2012Although a bit of a tourist trap, Olvera Street is still a lovely place to stop for a short visit if you find yourself in downtown LA. Olvera Street is a pedestrian only street...
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Dabs
Nov 25, 2012

Visit the Roots of L.A. at Olvera Street

The L.A. story begins here! Calle Olvera (Olvera St) is a vibrant part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles, right off Union Station and close to the 101 freeway- so easy to arrive here! The area is known as...
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marinarena
Nov 11, 2012

Olvera Street 1877

It's original name was Wine street, but in 1877 the street was extended and the name was changed to Agustin Olvera the first county judge of Los Angeles who had a home at the end of the street across...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Garnier Building 1890

Built by Philippe Garnier from France. It was the oldest and most important building of the original Chinatown that housed important Chinese businesses and associations. Part of the building was lost...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Vickrey/Brunswig Building 1888

This gorgeous building was built for commercial and residential use. The building housed the Braun Drug company in 1897, which became the Brunswig Drug Company in 1907. The Los Angeles County...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Italian Hall 1907

This wonderful building was one of seven buildings associated with the Italian community from 1855-1930s. It was used for many political and social functions. Up towards the roofline is a mural...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Old Plaza Firehouse 1884

This was the first fire house in Los Angeles that was equipped with fire-fighting equipment and housing for personnel. It is Engine Company No. 1 and was home for the first volunteer firefighters of...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Biscailuz Building 1925

Built on the once site of Juan Sepulveda's adobe, it served as the United Methodist Church Conference headquarters, the Plaza Community Center and the Consulate-General of Mexico. Named after Eugene...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Brunswig Annex 1897

Built on the old site of the old Los Angeles Gas Company. It was the Braun Drug Company showroom and Brunswig Drug Company. Acquired by Los Angeles County in 1946, along with the Vickrey/Brunswig...
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Yaqui
Apr 04, 2011

Old Winery and El Paseo Inn 1870

Antonio Pelanconi who owned the Pelanconi House, now the La Golondrina Restaurant on Olvera Street. He had the old winery built, but he died in 1879. His widow carried on in his footsteps in business....
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Apr 04, 2011
 
 
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Things to Do Near Olvera Street

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Chinatown

Each year people flood the alleys of Los Angeles' Chinatown for the annual Chinese New Year celebration. It's a great opportunity to hit the streets with and hip cross-section of Angelinos and enjoy...
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Ávila Adobe

I didn't have long to explore Olvera Street...and it was very busy indeed on a sunny Sunday afternoon, with souvenir stalls all in a line...but what I did see gave me an idea not only of how LA might...
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Union Station

Union Station is the main railway station in downtown Los Angeles. Several metro lines run through here as well and it is connected to a bus station. We took a train from Union Station on our journey...
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Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

Completed in 2002, the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles. The ultra-modern edifice was designed by the Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo,...
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Los Angeles City Hall

We reached Los Angeles City Hall in downtown LA by taking the metro to Civic Centre on the red line. The City Hall is next to Grand Park which is quite a pleasant place with fountains and flags. Los...
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Art - Architecture

The Broadway Spring Center is a parking garage and businesses. What caught my attention is the huge carved reliefs on the sides of the building. Very impressive and encouraging to know at least the...
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