In Downtown Los Angeles

El Pueblo, in Downtown Los Angeles, is the birthplace of the city. Founded in 1781 by Spanish colonizers, under the name El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles, it became mexican territory when Mexico got independance from Spain, then part of the USA after the Mexican war in 1848.

In Downtown LA is also the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a stunning music center designed by Frank Gehry (architect of the Guggenheim in Bilbao and the “paper bag” in Sydney).