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El Pueblo Historical Monument
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo (town) where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage arrived after a journey... Read More
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo (town) where forty-four settlers of Native American, African and European heritage arrived after a journey of more than 1,000 miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico. They established a farming community in September 1781. The 44-acre El Pueblo area in downtown L.A. is now a living museum that continues to fulfill its unique role as the historic and symbolic heart of the city, reflecting the diverse cultures – Native American, African American, Spanish, Anglo, Mexican, Chinese, Italian and French – that all contributed to the early history of Los Angeles. Visit the museums and other sites to immerse yourself in a long-past, yet still fascinating, world.
- 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.