Los Angeles Times

Olvera Street

- — CHRIS ERSKINE In 2017 Travel has created a California bucket list. We’ll feature one experience each Sunday. For the full list, go to latimes.com/cabucketli­st.

Why: The chalky old brick of Olvera Street stirs thoughts of what Los Angeles looked like back in the day. An hour or two here, graced by live music in the courtyard, is time well spent. What: The block-long openair market, with buildings dating to 1818, is part of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historic Monument. Restaurant­s, shops and kiosks line the street where, amid the tourist bait, you can find formidable Mexican folk art. Check out the smaller hole-in-the-wall restaurant­s such as El Rancho Grande. Don’t miss Murillo Leather.

Info: 845 N. Alameda St. Free 50-minute tours available.. For scheduling, email info@OlveraStre­et.com.

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