El Pueblo Historical Monument

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El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo (town), is the location for this solemn ceremony and procession that commemorates Mary's and Joseph's...  Read More


  • Holiday Attractions: "Celebrating one of the most important ceremonies in Mexico at the site of the original pueblo in Los Angeles is both meaningful and memorable. Take the train to Union Station and walk from there."
  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Olvera Street merchants and their families create a ceremonial re-enactment of Joseph and Mary's nine-night search for sanctuary.

  • Sightseeing: "Take a free guided tour Tuesday through Saturday at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and noon, starting at the Las Angelitas del Pueblo office, located next to the Old Plaza Firehouse on the southeast end of the Plaza."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Los Angeles began here; now it is a central sight in the downtown area and a captivating place where history and culture collide.

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