Los Angeles, with an area of about 1,300 square kilometers, is the second big city America. Los Angeles reminds us all of the iconic Hollywood and movies! The city’s famous and important points for many of us are familiar and almost all tourists on the first day of the presence in the city, check them at first priority. Next to the famous places, other places that are perhaps less heard about, are also worth visiting and might have same value of those famous places. Olvera Street in Los Angeles is one of those places that maybe you haven`t heard of, but totally worth visiting. Olivera Street is the birthplace of what we know az zLos Angeles today!
I visited Olivera Street all by chance (thanks to being lazy!). About 12`o clock at noon, I was at Union Station in downtown and I had 3 hours to newt train to Orange County. So I had plenty of time to check and find an interesting place around. Like before, I turned my face to Foursquare app to find an interesting place nearby. The first suggestion was Olivera Street which is near Union Station.
The first time a group of Hispanics settled in South East where the street is located now. After growth of the city and many other events, this street as a symbol of the old Los Angeles in 1930, was renovated and now hosts a variety of shops, restaurants and numerous cafes.
Although I went to this place around noon, you would not sense much of heat because most of the space was covered by tree shadows. So it was an enjoyable experience walking in such place. This combination makes good sense of walking in a real Mexican environment. There are also special events and dancing ceremonies added to this colorful ambience at weekends or holidays.
The skeletons of The Day of the Dead, a ceremony to remind those who are passed away
The musicians on come and go to different restaurants
A beautiful square at the end of street with several musicians around
Cielito Lindo Mexican restaurant claims that they have world`s most famous Taco since 1934! Cielito Lindo rate in Foursquare is quite high and several people are waiting to order.
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