Where is Olvera Street?Olvera Street is located across Alameda Street from Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles, next to New Chinatown, which was once Little Italy, so there are remnants of all three cultures at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument. While most visitors focus on the Mexican Marketplace, there are 27 historic buildings on the site, some of which are open to the public, so it is worth exploring a little further.
The block is bounded by Alameda to the east, Plaza to the south, Main to the west and Cesar E Chavez to the north. Map
The small parking lots at Olvera Street are quite expensive. You can usually find less expensive lots or metered street parking north of Cesar Chavez on N. Spring St. or New High Street in Chinatown just a couple blocks away.
Across from Union Station at the southeast corner is the Old Plaza which is a good point to start your exploration.
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