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Olvera Street
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Olvera Street
125 Paseo De La Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Have a fiesta on Olvera Street! Take Metrolink to the oldest part of Los Angeles for churros, margaritas and Mexican culture and history.Photo Credit: (2) Neil Williams

Have a fiesta on Olvera Street! Take Metrolink to the oldest part of Los Angeles for churros, margaritas and Mexican culture and history.


Photo Credit: (2) Neil Williams

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General Overview

Do you like churros? Margaritas? Then head over to Olvera Street with Metrolink! Learn about Mexican-American culture at the Mexican Cultural Institute, and check out the oldest residency in Los Angeles, the Avila Adobe. With Metrolink, you’ll be prepared to have a fiesta on Olvera Street!

Attractions

The Mexican Cultural Institute
http://mexicanculturalinstitute-la.org/
125 Paseo de la Plaza #100
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 417-8384

The Mexican Cultural Institute, Los Angeles’ leading Mexican cultural institution, welcomes all cultures to discover the talent and richness of Mexican and Latino American art.

Old Plaza Church
www.laplacita.org
535 N Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 629-3101

The Old Plaza Church is a California Historical Landmark and Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument.

LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
www.lapca.org
501 N Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 542-6200

The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles.

Avila Adobe
elpueblo.lacity.org/elpaa1.htm
10 Olvera St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 485-6855

The Avila Adobe, was built in 1818 by Francisco Avila, and has the distinction of being the oldest standing residence in Los Angeles, California.

How To Purchase Tickets

Metrolink train tickets can be purchased at a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) at any Metrolink train station. More info:http://metrolinktrains.com/ticketspricing/

Use Metrolink's $10 Weekend Day Pass on either Saturday or Sunday for unlimited rides systemwide!

Tips
• Metrolink riders who purchase tickets to Union Station have TAP-enabled tickets.
• TAP-enabled tickets have free transfers to Metro Rail.
• There are monthly celebrations that provide live entertainment. Be sure to check http://www.calleolvera.com/events/
Directions & Schedules

• Take Metrolink to L.A. Union Station
• From L.A. Union Station, walk west towards Alameda St. which is located at the main entrance in front of the station
• Olvera Street is directly across from L.A. Union Station at 125 Paseo De La Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Share Your Experience
  • There is also a new Museum of Social Justice next to Olvera Street. It is located at the basement of the Methodist Church and is open free to the public on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10-3. Very good exhibit.
    Wednesday December 10, 2014 7:10 pm
  • Are you ready for train ride on next Saturday August 13?
    Saturday August 6, 2016 9:36 am

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