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Avila Adobe

10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
+1 213-680-2525
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This was well worth the trip! The admission is FREE and the house is well laid. It is a self-guided... read more

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A fascinating piece of Los Angeles history. Made even better by the curator, a very knowledgeable... read more

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Constructed in 1818, this oldest residence in Los Angeles has been restored as an example of the life style in California during the 1840s.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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10 Olvera St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2921
Central L.A
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was well worth the trip! The admission is FREE and the house is well laid. It is a self-guided tour and the video is well done. There is also a public bathroom!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fascinating piece of Los Angeles history. Made even better by the curator, a very knowledgeable and interesting lady. Many thanks from myself and my partner. We loved it all, especially the fact you made sure we could watch the video of the area together.

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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Maybe Olvera Street is not that "historic," but the Avila Adobe is. They have some items here which represent the culture and which you don't see anywhere else. Have you ever wondered why there are no fireplaces in adobes like this? Because they used braziers...More

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

This is a quick stop on your way down Olvera Street. We were only there for about 30 minutes and that was plenty of time. It was really interesting to read the history!

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Colonial Mexico in the midst of tourist hocum. The Avila Adobe is nicely preserved and is a glimpse of real Old Los Angeles. Often when I am waiting for a train at Union Station I will walk over for a quick visit along with taquitos...More

Thank Cavydad
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Walked thru here one day and was glad I did. Very interesting to see and loved the exhibits inside. Will visit again next time I'm in Los Angeles.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stop for a visit to the Avila Adobe on Olvera Street and you will learn more about the history of the city and its people.

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Historical 'Avila Adobe' throws light on the way people lived in LA / California 205 years ago. The construction has see several earth quakes even... The walls are so thick - Our built in wardrobes are no match. The shops around this attraction sell a...More

Thank Cshastry2
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Avila Adobe is the oldest house in LA, located along Olvera Street, across from Union Station. This is a free exhibit with self guided tours. This is a very interesting thing to see if you're in the downtown LA area.

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Reviewed 5 September 2017

This is apparently the oldest house in Los Angeles (built in 1818). Its free to see so that's a plus and it's interesting to see how people lived back in the day. It's pretty small, so don't expect to see as much as you would...More

Thank Colby S
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The staff, from the groundskeeper to the docent, is super helpful. I think you'll have no problem with any group of 5 taking photos. It's a fascinating place to visit and don't overlook the grape arbor in the entry.
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