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La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes

501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2828
+1 213-542-6200
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The mission of LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is to celebrate and cultivate an appreciation for the enduring and evolving influence of Mexican and Mexican-American culture, with a specific focus upon the unique Mexican-American experience in Los Angeles and Southern California. LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes is the nation's premier center of Mexican American culture. Providing an experience unlike any other, LA Plaza's interactive exhibits and dynamic programs invite visitors to explore as well as contribute to the ongoing story of Mexican Americans in Los Angeles and beyond. Located near the site where Los Angeles was founded in 1781, LA Plaza's 2.2-acre campus includes two historic and newly renovated buildings (the Vickrey-Brunswig Building and Plaza House) surrounded by 30,000 square feet of public garden.
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“olvera street” (2 reviews)
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501 N Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2828
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Great museum. Rotating exhibits relating to Mexican American and Los Angeles history. Donations optional. Museum events are free and their gift store holds unique items. Highly recommended spot if you would like to know more about la history.

Thank Stacy S
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

LA Plaza De Culturas y Artes (LA Plaza for short) is a very cool free museum! It is a Mexican American museum and cultural center. There are a ton of free museums in the area, but I think this one wins for best experience. It...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Amazingly informative and pleasant experience. The information was displayed attractively and I was totally engaged for over an hour. Amazing for me. The location near Pico Building and the el pueblo de Los Angeles area is well worth exploring. Well worth seeing for all tourists...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2017

My knowledge of US/ Mexican history is limited so this was a great place to start. I had no idea that Mexicans has inhabited LA for fifteen thousand years. This whole area is really interesting. The exhibitions were great too. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

December 31, 2016 - The La Plaza de Cultura Y Artes has only been open for a couple of years and admission is by contribution. This is a professional grade gallery but it is more than a gallery. Various exhibits trace the history of Los...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I can't say enough about how well done this gallery is. All artwork had stories about the artist and the art piece. Galleries dealt with subjects as diverse as Mexican and East LA wrestling, East LA baseball clubs, early LA life, and more. The gift...More

1  Thank lowlander46
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

hosts a very interesting two-level museum with an interactive section for younger children, has a garden outside, and they do a lot of mazing work in the community by hosting film screenings, talks, food vendors, etc. Great place to learn about the history and legacy...More

Thank Oscar H
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

I discovered this museum by accident about 8 months ago. Most people have yet to discover this little gem. I didn't have time then but made it back to finally visit. The museum covers the history and culture of Mexicans in Los Angeles. On the...More

Thank Kenneth L
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