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Los Angeles

El Pueblo de Los Angeles

El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Park is the birthplace of the city where Spanish settlers landed in 1781 to establish a colony. Later transferred to Mexican control in 1821, it remained the center for the Mexicans even after it became part of U.S. Today the 44-acre district draws visitors to the plaza and 27 historic buildings like Old Plaza Fire Station, 19th century luxury hotel Pico House and Avila Adobe - the city`s oldest residence. Olvera Street in the heart of El Pueblo is a busy thoroughfare with restaurants, cafes, live mariachi and Mexican souvenir stands. It`s a fun place to walk around enjoying history amid the historical landmarks that include Old Plaza Church, Sepulveda House, Statue of Carlos III, Merced Theatre, Mexican Cultural Center, Methodist Church and Statue of Felipe de Neve -- founder of Los Angeles.